Employment Law for Businesses
An important function of our attorneys is assisting clients with routine, yet complicated issues that arise daily in the workplace. As a result, KMK attorneys frequently provide counsel and advice regarding day-to-day HR, labor relations, and wage-hour issues and in all types of administrative and legal proceedings stemming from employment-related matters, non-compete clauses, and complaints.
For employers, we help draft documents with the goal of protecting their valuable confidential information, trade secrets, and customer goodwill, as well as create clear, enforceable contracts that will stand up to future challenges. For employees, we evaluate how enforceable the contracts they’re asked to sign are, provide guidance on the fairness of their terms, and suggest alterations to ensure their best interests are not at undue risk.
When it comes to enforcing those contracts, whether the complaint involves compliance with federal or state law and regulations, is rooted in a contractual dispute, or arises out of alleged discrimination in violation of civil rights, KMK attorneys are effective advocates to support and represent your interests.
We employ the strategies most likely to achieve the best results for our clients, including negotiation, arbitration, and mediation. Though we seek to avoid litigation whenever possible, it is one of our strengths: we have extensive experience in trial and appellate litigation in the federal and state courts and in administrative tribunal proceedings.
The following examples illustrate the breadth of our employment and labor law services:
- Drafting and enforcing non-compete, non-disclosure, and non-solicitation agreements;
- Responding appropriately and forcefully to theft of confidential information and trade secrets;
- Advising and conducting internal investigations of alleged corporate wrongdoing;
- Representing parties in compliance proceedings, including OSHA, Affirmative Action, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, and wage and hours issues;
- Prosecuting and responding to wrongful discharge, termination, and constructive termination claims;
- Representing companies and individuals concerning civil rights complaints alleging discrimination on the grounds of race, age, sex, origin, or religion;
- Advising and representing businesses and employees concerning “whistleblower” complaints, retaliation, and subsequent employer actions;
- Advising companies concerning employee and executive share incentive agreements and plans; and
- Responding to worker compensation claims.
We know that the best result for our clients often depends on many variables, including cost, speed, and the avoidance of negative publicity. That’s why we provide our clients with timely and realistic assessments of their cases, allowing them to make informed decisions appropriate to the wider business context. Contact our Business & Finance Services group to learn more.