We understand what you have at stake. Whether you’re defending a claim or bringing one, the highly technical – and highly personal – nature of employment-related legal issues demands expertise and empathy in equal part, along with a passion for justice.
The members of our Employment Law Practice fight with equal doggedness for those who have been mistreated by their employers, and for business owners threatened by specious litigation. Whether employer or employee, bullies are bullies, and nothing gives us greater satisfaction than putting them in their place.
For employers, we seek first to help you avoid litigation. When litigation is unavoidable, we’re ready to prosecute or defend your case to a successful conclusion. In all cases, we focus on helping you manage business risks to protect what you have built.
Employees typically turn to Hellmuth & Johnson for assistance in dealing with issues including litigation by an employer and/or extended unemployment following a job termination. When employment difficulties arise, it’s important to act intelligently and proactively every step of the way. Our attorneys help you identify your best options for resolving difficult and challenging issues while balancing that need against the financial and emotional costs surrounding the dispute.
Practice members wield deep experience across the gamut of employment law issues, from less complex issues like entitlements, unemployment compensation and the drafting of employee handbooks to more complex matters related to termination, non-competition agreements and trade secrets disputes. In every case, our experience advising both employers and employees not only makes us better evaluators and defenders of claims. It increases the likelihood that your employment issue will be resolved as successfully and efficiently as possible.
- Defense of MHRA and EEOC claims
- COBRA health insurance coverage issues
- Commission and other compensation disputes
- Employment, independent contractor and consulting contract counseling
- Employment discrimination, including age, disability, gender, race and harassment, among others
- Document retention policies
- Disability insurance claims
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requirements and claims
- Employee handbooks and employer manuals
- Insurance coverage counseling
- Non-competition and non-solicitation agreements
- Separation agreements and termination counseling
- Trade secrets disputes
- Unemployment compensation
- Wage and hour issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FMLA)
- Workforce reductions (i.e. layoffs) and WARN Act issues
- Whistleblower counseling; among many other substantive areas
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