Employment Law Counseling & Training

Allyn & Fortuna counsels businesses in employment law and human resources management with a focus on balancing legal objectives and the client’s business objectives. We are proactive, creative and professional in helping companies navigate the ever-changing terrain of employment law, including the difficulties posed by intersecting – and often conflicting – federal, state and local laws and regulations. At the same time, we effectuate creative solutions to help clients promote employee morale and job satisfaction, reduce paperwork and properly transition workforces, as well as guide them through workplace audits and proper compliance. We work with employers to avoid litigation and ensure they are in the best position to defend themselves if legal proceedings do arise.

We advise clients on policy issues as well as day-to-day employment counseling questions, providing superior, cost-effective advice and compliance support on a wide range of issues including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, employee classification, accommodation of religion and disability, leaves of absence and compliance with new laws and regulations.

Areas of Focus

  • All Laws Impacting the Workplace (Title VII, ADEA, ADA, ADAAA, FLSA, FMLA);
  • Managing the Interplay of Federal, State and Local Leave Laws;
  • Advice Regarding New Laws, Regulations and Court Decisions;
  • Background Checks;
  • Reasonable Accommodations;
  • EEO Compliance;
  • Employment Polices and Handbooks;
  • Conduct and Advise on Internal Investigations (e.g. Harassment and Theft) ;
  • FLSA Investigations (Worker Classification, Compliance Issues, Related State and Local Laws);
  • Management and Employee Training;
  • Model Forms and Checklists (e.g., Separation and Release Agreements, Offer Letters, Employment Agreements and Non-Compete Agreements);
  • Reduction in Force;
  • Risk Assessments of Employment Decisions;
  • Wage and Hour Audits;
  • Compensation and Related Policy Audits to Reduce Risk Arising from Ledbetter Act Amendments;
  • HR and Other Workplace Audits; and
  • Accommodation of Religion and Disability.