Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits

People are essential to your business. Their legal rights, personal needs and cultural expectations present both opportunities and risks. The laws and regulations governing relationships between employers and employees are complex, confusing and sometimes contradictory. At Schinders, we understand that business success requires legally sound, strategically savvy labor and employment policies and practices. We implement, monitor and enforce policies dealing with sexual harassment, discrimination, drug and alcohol testing, employee privacy and family and medical leave. Additionally, we can assist with: wage and hour issues, union activities, collective bargaining, interpretation of work rules, grievances and industrial disputes.

 

We help develop safety programs to determine potential workplace and legal risks.  Should the need arise, we provide excellent defense on any claims made against our clients. We help draft non-competition agreements and nondisclosure agreements, train employees on policies concerning confidentiality, and conduct audits on trade secret protection issues.

 

Our lawyers have extensive experience in defending employers in administrative proceedings, arbitration and court action, including individual claims and collective actions and class actions. We have defended against such claims as: wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, retaliatory dismissals, whistleblower cases, compensation disputes, work-related personal injuries, privacy, protection of intellectual privacy and other employment-related claims.