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Human Resources Counseling and Training

Human Resources Counseling and Training


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The Labor and Employment Practice Group provides practical and proactive counseling, training, and service to our clients, covering the broad spectrum of issues that arise before, during, and after the employment relationship.  We strongly encourage clients to adopt a forward-looking approach to employee relations to achieve desired business results while avoiding unnecessary litigation.

A sampling of the issues on which we regularly advise includes:

  • Attendance and leave issues
  • Collective bargaining
  • Corporate reorganizations and right sizing
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Cybersecurity and data breaches
  • Discipline and discharge
  • Discrimination and harassment claims
  • Documentation and record retention
  • Employee benefit plans
  • Employee investigations
  • Employee/Management training
  • Employment contracts
  • FLSA – wage and hour issues
  • Government investigations/audits (EEOC, OFCCP, OSHA, USDOL, NLRB, NMB)
  • Personnel audits
  • Performance appraisals
  • Personnel policies and procedures
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Substance abuse and testing
  • Union avoidance
  • Violence in the workplace

Our attorneys are dynamic public speakers who regularly conduct interactive training programs for both clients and seminar providers on a wide variety of topics. Recent examples include:

  • Employee Discipline/Discharge
  • Effective employee investigations
  • Prohibition of harassment, including sexual harassment
  • FLSA – wage and hour laws
  • Workplace violence
  • Handling employee absence (FMLA, ADA, Workers' Compensation issues)
  • ADA and accommodation issues
  • Interviewing techniques
  • EEO compliance
  • Preventing union organization
  • Mock trial presentations
  • Handling the EEOC/OSHA/OFCCP/USDOL onsite investigation
  • Union avoidance and supervisor training

In addition to these general programs, we conduct training that is tailored to our clients' specific needs.



Managing Partner
(336) 378-5256
Administrative Partner
(336) 378-5336
Partner, Education Industry Leader
(336) 378-5331
(919) 755-8710
Partner, Labor and Employment Leader
(336) 378-5304

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