Personnel Management, Employment Policies and Procedures
A company’s policies and procedures are essential to its operations and to setting the confines of the employee-employer working relationship. Moeller Barbaree’s lawyers can help ensure that a company’s policies and practices are consistent with the its goals and corporate culture, as well as in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Moeller Barbaree’s Atlanta-based attorneys’ representation of employers in employment matters encompasses a broad range of legal services, including:
- Counseling employers of all sizes and types on common employment issues on a daily basis.
- Litigating employment disputes in state and federal courts and before state and federal administrative agencies.
- Drafting and auditing written employment policies of all types, including employee handbooks, interviewing and hiring policies and procedures, termination and discipline policies, and affirmative action programs and compliance measures.
- Litigating discrimination and retaliation claims based on age, national origin, gender, religious orientation, disability/handicap and pregnancy, as well as other protected classifications such as FLSA, FMLA, and ERISA-based claims.
- Litigating contract-based employment claims and employment-related claims, such as intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy, and defamation.
- Defending and prosecuting lawsuits involving the enforcement of non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, as well as claims involving the improper release and disclosure of proprietary and trade secret information.
- Defending claims ranging from single plaintiff claims, to complex collective and class action litigation.
- Designing and reviewing reduction-in-force programs to ensure compliance with federal and state equal employment opportunity laws, including the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and Older Worker Benefits Protection Act (OWBPA), among others.
Moeller Barbaree also actively encourages employers and employees to take advantage of any available alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process, including voluntary submission of claims to mediation; mediation pursuant to agency programs, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s mediation program; and court-sponsored mediation programs. Moeller Barbaree also handles employment arbitrations under individual employee arbitration agreements and our Atlanta-based attorneys can also assist with the planning and implementation of such complaint processes and/or arbitration programs.
Moeller Barbaree’s many years working in partnership with businesses and our extensive experience and exclusive focus on employment issues help us meet our clients’ needs when it comes to compliant employment policies and procedures.
If you have a situation that you believe may require the involvement of experienced lawyers, please contact the Atlanta lawyers at Moeller Barbaree at 404-692-5543 or use our convenient email form to inquire about whether our services are right for you.