BusinesswomanRunning a business is often difficult. Not only are you expected to know your customers, your competition, your market trends, and your employees, but you are also expected to know the business and employment laws that affect your operations.

Whether you hire employees or independent contractors, you need to protect your business and, more importantly, your personal assets, with a solid understanding of federal and state employment laws covering everything from hiring practices and wages claims to disability and harassment laws.

Employment Discrimination

During the past three decades, employment lawsuits increased at a much higher rate than the overall growth of litigation. Lexern Law Group can help you understand the following areas so you can make sound business decisions and mitigate the risks of employment litigation with respect to:

  • Overtime wage and hour claims
  • Wage collection claims
  • Employment discrimination and sexual harassment claims
  • Disability accommodation claims
  • Retaliation claims
  • Wrongful termination and unpaid wage claims
  • Unemployment insurance claims
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Breach of employment contracts
  • Confidentiality, non-competition, and non-solicitation agreements

We often help employers to plan and mitigate employment-related risks with respect to:

  • Preventive counseling; helping clients with lawful and effective recruiting, interviewing, hiring, documenting of employee performance, and posting and record-keeping requirements.
  • Drafting, negotiating, and enforcing individual employment contracts, including non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality provisions.
  • Reviewing employee handbooks and personnel policies to ensure that they serve your business goals without creating legal risks.
  • Evaluation and implementation of progressive discipline policies and documentation of employees’¬†performance.

If you are involved in an employment dispute or are concerned about your separation options, contact Lexern Law Group to discuss your employment situation. We routinely handle cases before federal, state, and administrative law judges in both Illinois and Wisconsin courts, and we have deep experience representing individuals and corporations. Once you get to know us, you will realize that we are some of the hardest working attorneys around.