Skilled Employment Law Representation
The state and federal laws concerning employment are constantly changing, creating expanded risks and liabilities for private and public sector employers. The Employment Law Practice Group at LeVander, Gillen & Miller, P.A. makes sure that your business, organization, or government entity is kept current with the changing laws, and that all of your employment law needs are served in an organized and cost-effective manner.
Our attorneys advise you on the course of action to take, as well as the risks associated with that course of action. With proper employment policies and advice, you can prevent claims, meet the requirements of the law, and avoid the common pitfalls associated with hiring, discipline, and termination.
Employment Contracts, Policies, Agreements And Litigation
The attorneys of the Employment Law Practice Group are available to assist your organization with all aspects of the employment relationship, such as:
Defining the Employment Relationship ~ Our pre-employment counsel includes advice on the pitfalls of the hiring process, the creation of effective employment application forms, the crafting of lawful interview questions, and other helpful hiring techniques to help you identify, attract, and hire quality employees, as well as avoid costly mistakes. We also draft employment, independent contractor, non-competition (non-compete), non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements that are tailored to the specific needs of your organization.
Maintaining the Employment Relationship ~ We work with you to review and draft employee manuals and policies tailored to your business, while incorporating the provisions required by state and federal law. We help you resolve wage and hour issues, advise you in handling difficult employee discipline issues, investigate employee complaints, respond to EEOC charges, and establish procedures and policies compliant with state and federal law. We have represented employers in investigations and proceedings involving State and federal agencies, including the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). We provide fast and accurate answers to your questions and provide sound advice as soon as a situation arises.
Ending the Employment Relationship ~ We assist you in carefully handling employee discipline and termination issues, including the proper documentation of disciplinary action and the drafting of severance packages, , separation agreements, and releases. We work with you to enforce non-competition (non-compete), non-solicitation, non-disparagement, and confidentiality agreements against former employees, and we will vigorously defend you against claims brought under Title VII, the Minnesota Human Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and any other state or federal employment law.
Employment Litigation ~ Although prevention is our primary goal, sometimes litigation is unavoidable. In such cases, our trial attorneys provide you with aggressive and cost-effective representation. Our litigators have the experience and expertise to win your case or obtain the results you desire.
We do more than solve employment problems for our employer clients — we work with you to prevent them.