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Overview

When counseling the world’s leading businesses in employment and human resources management regarding handbooks, policies and training, legal objectives are only one part of the equation. Clients’ business objectives are just as important.

Our Policies, Handbooks & Training Group comprises proactive, creative professionals who work with companies in a broad range of sectors to help them navigate the ever-changing terrain of employment law, including the difficulties posed by intersecting — and often conflicting — federal, state and local laws and regulations.

We devise imaginative solutions to help clients promote employee morale and job satisfaction, reduce paperwork and properly transition workforces, and guide them through workplace audits and proper compliance. Our lawyers also work with employers to avoid litigation and ensure they are best-positioned to defend themselves if legal proceedings arise.

In addition, we counsel clients on a wide range of policy and training issues, providing superior, cost-effective advice and compliance support. These issues include discrimination; harassment; retaliation; wage and hour; employee classification; accommodation of religion and disability; leaves of absence; and compliance with new laws and regulations.

Our lawyers are seasoned counselors who include former government officials, litigators and some of the country’s foremost authorities on federal, state and local workplace laws. Many are cited as among the best in their field by Chambers USA, The Legal 500 United States, Best Lawyers and other leading commentators on legal service providers.

Areas of Focus

  • All laws affecting the workplace (Title VII, ADEA, ADA, ADAAA, FLSA, FMLA)
  • Managing the interplay of federal, state and local leave laws
  • Policy and training advice regarding new laws, regulations and court decisions
  • EEO compliance via policies and training
  • Employment policies and handbooks
  • Conduct, advise and train on internal investigations (e.g., harassment and theft)
  • Management and employee training
  • Model forms and checklists (e.g., handbooks, policies and training programs)
  • HR and other workplace audits