Employment

Proactive, practical workplace advice

Our experienced employment lawyers understand the importance of anticipating and resolving workplace issues in an effective and proactive manner. We work with employers of all sizes, advising on legal compliance and protecting employers against and in litigation. We provide practical guidance aimed at reducing risk and improving employee relations. Our services include:

Advising

  • Hiring, background checks, and Fair Credit Reporting Act compliance
  • Independent contractor and employee classification
  • Employment agreements
  • Non-disclosure, non-solicitation, and non-compete agreements
  • Payroll and wage and hour compliance, including Department of Labor audits
  • Commission agreements and pay plans
  • Executive compensation, stock options, and bonus plans
  • Employee handbooks, manuals, and policies
  • Managing leaves of absence including maternity, medical, and military
  • Employee privacy and workplace monitoring
  • Technology use, telecommuting, and social media
  • Data security and record retention
  • Investigations into harassment complaints and other workplace misconduct
  • Workplace violence and safety
  • Drug and alcohol policies and testing
  • Termination procedures
  • Workforce restructuring, layoffs, WARN Act compliance
  • Severance packages and release agreements.

Training

  • Hiring and performance management
  • Preventing and correcting harassment
  • Conducting internal investigations
  • Managing within the law
  • Managing leaves of absence, including ADA and FMLA compliance
  • Disciplinary action, documentation, and discharge.

Protecting/Defending

When disputes cannot be avoided, we advise employers regarding defense, settlement, and alternative dispute resolution options, and defend employers before state and federal agencies in matters including:

  • Discrimination and harassment claims, including age, gender, pregnancy, race, national origin, sexual orientation, religion, and disability
  • Retaliation claims
  • Wage claims 

Contact Jen Moeckel at 603.621.7112 or j.moeckel@clrm.com.

Cook Little & Sheehan Phinney

Cook Little is pleased to announce that we have joined the business law firm, Sheehan Phinney.