Employment Law

Employment Law

Manier & Herod skillfully represents employers in all aspects of employment related matters both on the front-end and after disputes arise. Our experienced attorneys work to build strong relationships with clients that allow clients to reach out for advice prior to taking actions that can lead to litigation. In order to help our clients prevent and resolve employment issues before that occurs, the firm’s employment group is available to:

  • Draft, review, and revise policies and procedures in employee handbooks;
  • Structure progressive discipline plans;
  • Plan for employee terminations;
  • Conduct counseling and training programs to cover a various employment law topics including unlawful discrimination and retaliation, sexual harassment, privacy, social media, etc.

When disputes cannot be resolved outside the courtroom, we regularly represent clients in litigation, arbitration, and various other forms of formal dispute resolution. The lawyers in the firm’s employment practice group are all experienced litigators that are prepared to represent clients ranging from closely-held family businesses to large multinational corporations. For every client, regardless of the individual needs, we concentrate on understanding the issue early, assist in creating the best possible defense, and remain conscious of the costs associated with defending employment litigation. Because every client is different, we will work with each client individually to create a response and litigation plan that best fits the client’s needs. Our goal is to reach the best possible outcome for our clients using skillful negotiation and excellent advocacy.

The firm’s employment attorneys have litigated cases throughout the United States at both the federal and state level.  We are able to provide extensive employment litigation counsel in individual cases, class actions, and collective actions in every aspect of employment law.  We are regularly involved in claims related to:

  • Discrimination including claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the state equivalents
  • Retaliatory or wrongful discharge
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Equal Pay Act
  • Compensation disputes and claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act, including wage and hour collective actions
  • Breach or enforcement of non-compete, non-solicitation agreements, or other restrictive covenants
  • Tortious interference with contract
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Defamation
  • Employment contracts and employment contract disputes
  • Partnership disputes, dissolution and breach of fiduciary duty allegations