Vedder Price

Workplace Counseling and Policies Vedder Service

Vedder Price partners with our clients to provide strategic and practical advice and options in dealing with difficult labor and employment issues. We provide counsel on sensitive and high-risk employment decisions as well as personnel policy development and execution, with a view toward enhancing employee relations and minimizing litigation risk. We fully subscribe to the axiom that prevention is the best cure, working closely with our clients to anticipate problems and develop strategies to avoid them.

We regularly review employee handbooks, policies and procedures and help develop new policies to comply with the increasingly complex web of federal, state and local employment law.

We work hard to know our clients, their businesses and their industries. Often on short notice, our attorneys offer personal counsel based on years of experience to address a variety of issues, including the following:

  • Hiring and onboarding, including drug and alcohol testing programs
  • Discipline and discharge, including performance evaluation processes
  • Harassment and workplace investigations
  • Disability accommodation and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance
  • Family and medical leaves, including Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) compliance
  • Whistleblower investigations
  • Wage and hour compliance, including compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Labor relations
  • Reductions-in-force (RIFs) and WARN Act compliance
  • Workplace safety and health programs
  • Affirmative action compliance

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