Employment, Labor and Benefits
The Larkin Hoffman employment law team identifies and resolves workplace issues in this rapidly evolving and highly regulated area. Our attorneys provide counsel and advice to businesses, public employers and other organizations about all aspects of the employment relationship.
As Congress, state legislatures and the courts continually change employer obligations and employee rights, employers need experienced counsel to help confront problems and comply with rules. Larkin Hoffman attorneys provide advice to employers across the full range of employment law and personnel issues. Whether an organization is growing or requires a reduction in force, we provide valuable guidance at each critical step of the process.
Our experienced attorneys assist clients in formulating and administering employment policies and procedures designed to avoid problems and litigation. We counsel clients about state and federal laws and regulations, regulatory schemes, policy issues, labor-related issues, wage and hour issues, discrimination issues, business torts, non-competition, independent contractor issues, FMLA issues and other matters that affect everyday business activity.
We are also available to participate in the training of personnel to implement programs that comply with employment and labor laws. We work with corporate counsel, human resources and management to establish training programs for employees and managers; conduct investigations (e.g., sexual harassment); audit employment practices; draft, review and interpret contracts; develop commission plans; and give advice regarding employee benefit plans.
Our benefit legal professionals work with small and large companies in designing and administration of the full range of benefit programs including retirement, health, and cafeteria plans as well as executive compensation programs. We advise clients in the intricacies of ERISA regulation, compliance, plan design and resolving plan issues. We consul clients regarding IRS and DOL filings, corrections and audit.
Our attorneys practice employment and labor law in many jurisdictions across the country. We have relationships with law firms in all 50 states, allowing us to work through local counsel as necessary. Clients benefit from our familiarity with their businesses regardless of the geographic area where issues arise.
FLSA Class Action
WARN Act Implementation
When a Minnesota based manufacturing company underwent a major workforce reduction across multiple states, it turned to Chirs Harristhal to evaluate WARN Act issues, determine trigger points for notification, and prepare notices to the appropriate agencies and workers.
School District Prevails in Summary Judgment Motion
When a school district was accused by one of its teachers of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the school district contacted Larkin Hoffman.
Arbitrator Refuses to Conditionally Certify Class in Resort Client Wage Case
A client facing collective action in a Fair Labor Standards Act case contacted Larkin Hoffman for representation.