In today’s employment environment, employers are facing unprecedented questions and challenges. At Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville, our attorneys are well-versed in helping employers find creative solutions to these challenges.
Our attorneys are focused on minimizing workplace risk and ensuring that employers have the tools necessary to successfully manage their workforces and provide a positive work environment. Powers attorneys have decades of experience advising public, private, and non-profit employers of all sizes across a range of industries and fields, including healthcare, education, retail, hospitality, and manufacturing.
Our range of services includes:
- Assisting with the development of employment-related policies and procedures, including those relating to conflicts of interest, whistleblower and internal complaints and investigations, harassment and discrimination, substance abuse, compensation and benefits, travel and reimbursement, workplace health and safety, and more;
- Preparing and reviewing comprehensive employee handbooks;
- Advising employers on wage and hour compliance, disability and medical leave issues, religious accommodations, and discipline and termination matters;
- Providing harassment and discrimination training and individual coaching for staff, executives, and board members;
- Advising on employment laws and regulations related to corporate restructuring, as well as mergers and acquisitions;
- Responding to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and state and local charges and EEO compliance issues;
- Advising on executive compensation arrangements and contracts;
- Drafting separation, non-complete, and non-solicitation agreements; and
- Assisting with labor-management relations and union issues.
While Powers attorneys pride themselves on their ability to help employers identify issues early and mitigate risk, our attorneys are also prepared to advise and defend companies when disputes arise. Powers employment attorneys have litigated whistleblower, wrongful discharge, wage and hour, and discrimination complaints on behalf of multiple fortune 500 companies in federal and state court. Attorneys at Powers also have a unique understanding of the federal investigative process and have significant experience working with federal agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Department of Labor.
Powers employment attorneys stay well-informed on new policies, developments, and issues related to labor and employment law. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many unforeseen challenges for employers, including the transition to remote work and the implementation of mandates from the Family First Coronavirus Response Act. As restrictions are lifted and offices continue to re-open, these efforts pose their own unique set of challenges, and many employers are re-visiting their existing policies and employee handbooks. Powers attorneys have extensive experience helping employers develop COVID-related policies and procedures that are in line with federal and state regulations.