Employers are subject to a diverse and ever-evolving array of state and federal employment statutes and regulations, and ensuring compliance can be a stressful, expensive proposition, particularly for smaller entities.
We regularly counsel businesses on their obligations under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act, among others. We work with clients across multiple industries to draft employment agreements and provide effective employee handbooks and ongoing training, with the goal of maximizing compliance and stability and minimizing disruptions and risk.
Unfortunately, many employment relationships end with an employee believing that an employer has engaged in illegal discrimination, and it is critical to work with an attorney who can help you to understand how this evolving area of the law applies to your particular situation. Unlike many firms, we represent a mix of employees and employers, and we use the knowledge learned from our diverse experience to assist our clients in every matter. We also assist both employees and employers in navigating the Virginia Employment Commission’s unemployment benefit process, including representing clients in hearings and appeals.