Employment Counseling and Litigation

There are a wide range of legal issues that impact the workplace. The Kaplan Voekler Cunningham & Frank PLC Employment Law firm team helps businesses navigate complex state and federal laws and regulations governing employees and independent contractors. Our advice and representation assists employers in maintaining compliance and avoiding liability, from initial offer letters and employment agreements through termination and post-termination actions.

KVCF’s employment counseling and training in areas such as discrimination, harassment and workplace violence, helps employers reduce exposure to litigation claims. However, when litigation is unavoidable, we represent employers before state and federal courts, federal and state administrative agencies, arbitrators, and mediators.

KVCF’s expertise in Employment Counseling and Litigation includes:

  • Developing and implementing employment policies and handbooks
  • Drafting employment contracts, including confidentiality agreements, non-compete agreements, and severance agreements
  • Investigating employee misconduct
  • Advising on hiring, disciplining, and terminating employees
  • Training employees, especially supervisors, on employment-related issues, including harassment prevention and discrimination laws
  • Counseling compliance with state and federal laws
  • Litigating claims involving:
    • Employment discrimination, including age, race, sex, religion, national origin, and disability
    • Harassment, including sexual harassment
    • Wrongful discharge
    • Covenants not to compete
    • Trade secret violations
    • Family and Medical Leave Act
    • Breach of contract
    • Breach of fiduciary duty
    • Defamation
    • Negligent hiring/retention/supervision
    • Retaliation
    • Wage and hour compliance
    • Unemployment compensation
    • WARN and reductions in force
    • Tenure issues
    • Title IX violations

Do you need legal assistance with Employment Counseling and Litigation? Contact us to discuss how we can help.