Employment Counseling & Handbooks

Overview

At Hull Barrett, our employment litigators are proponents of preventive employment counseling. This perspective seeks first to proactively avoid litigation, at the same time laying the groundwork for an effective defense if litigation is filed.

Importance of Employment Counseling

Hull Barrett’s employment team is adept in counseling clients on employee policies and practices aimed at ensuring compliance and effective risk management. These policies and practices include internal complaint procedures, drug and alcohol policies, compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, employee privacy issues and policies to protect against harassment and violence in the workplace. Our employment attorneys work side by side with clients to draft employee handbooks that cover the basic needs of any company, but are also tailored to a specific client’s needs. We also advise clients on difficult termination and discipline decisions, conduct investigations into alleged employee wrongdoing, and counsel clients on developing alternative dispute resolution procedures.

Although our employment lawyers are adept in the applicable federal, state, and local employment laws, they also have access to the collective experience of Hull Barrett’s full spectrum of legal expertise. For instance, an issue of executive compensation may require the input of a tax lawyer. Similarly, our securities team may provide valuable insight into a whistleblowing claim at a public company and workplace conditions may involve environmental issues that can be handled by our resident environmental lawyer. Hull Barrett has the requisite experience on hand.