Employment Law

Taylor, Day, Grimm & Boyd represents companies in all manners of employment law, from day-to-day managerial advice through complex litigation in state and federal courts.

We counsel litigation avoidance best-practices and develop industry-tailored and company-specific employee handbooks, job descriptions, and compliance guidelines to protect your business and your people. When litigation arises, whether the issue involves a wage and hour dispute, discrimination, wrongful termination, or any other type of employment-related claim, we have extensive knowledge and resources to defend our clients’ interests.

Our team also advises and advocates for companies – as well as executives and senior-level employees – in the negotiation of employment agreements, severance agreements, restrictive covenants, and succession planning.

Employment, Confidentiality, Severance, Non-Compete, and Other Agreements

Legal counsel is important when you enter into any employment agreement, especially those that involve restrictive covenants where language technicalities can render them unenforceable. Taylor Day Law can assist with the negotiation and litigation of every type of employment agreement and restrictive covenant. We work closely with employers and executive-level employees to negotiate fair and legally sound contractual provisions that clearly define each party’s rights and obligations to reduce the odds of illegal actions during or after employment and the litigation that is often necessary to enforce them.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Disputes

We address the full range of issues employers face with respect to these laws, including: the permitted scope of disability-related inquiries at various stages of employment; review and updates to employer leave and accommodation policies to ensure compliance with current law; and efficiently defending employers in FMLA, ADA, and other leave and accommodation disputes.

Wage and Hour Litigation Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and youth employment standards affecting employees in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments. From regulatory compliance to litigation defense, the attorneys of Taylor, Day, Grimm & Boyd provide clients with dependable legal counsel and representation.

Allegations of Discrimination Prohibited by the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and Sexual Harassment Claims

Your investment in creating a culture of mutual respect and transparency is critical to the success of your business. The Taylor Day Law team routinely assists employers in developing bespoke employee handbooks, job descriptions, and new hire packets that outline your employees’ rights, set clear expectations and consequences, and work towards preventing claims and lawsuits. Not only is it important to defend your rights when an employee alleges discrimination or harassment, but it is imperative to plan accordingly and avoid future problems from arising. We also conduct discreet yet thorough investigations of discrimination and harassment claims and make recommendations for confidential, non-litigation solutions, when appropriate.

Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9 Audits)

If your company has never conducted an independent audit of its compliance with USCIS Form I-9, please contact our team. We can identify non-compliant or missing forms and provide your on-boarding staff with tools and corrective actions to ensure the remediation of any errors and full compliance going forward.

Reductions in Workforce

Conducting a layoff is a difficult, often emotional process. Our Employment Law team can provide counsel to employers during workforce reduction preparations to lessen the chance of legal action being filed on behalf of former employees. We provide advice, counsel, and advocacy in litigation over reductions in force including severance agreements and notice requirements.

Contact Our Employment Law Group

Employment-related litigation can have a negative effect on your business. Taylor Day Law offers a team of highly experienced lawyers dedicated to finding the most cost-effective and efficient solutions for our clients. To learn more about our Employment Law practice, we invite you to contact us and schedule an appointment with our legal team.

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