Workplace regulations and employee entitlements have exploded in recent years, and continue to shake up the field of human resources. The best way to prevent and defend against employment claims is to be up-to-date on human resources knowledge, employment policies, and management practices. Sullivan, Hayes & Quinn advises human resources professionals and other managers on how to implement personnel tasks and employee communications in a manner that avoids employment liability. Our attorneys draw on years of experience in a variety of industries and work settings to develop practical, low-cost solutions to employee relations issues and answers to employment law questions.

Our services to clients include drafting not-to-compete, non-disclosure, trade secret, no-employee raiding or solicitation, confidentiality, and invention assignment agreements. We also draft or review policies, handbooks, human resources forms, and employment contracts; counsel on terminations and harassment complaints; develop drug testing procedures; develop protection of trade secret agreements; draft severance and release agreements; conduct compliance audits; and present tailored management training.

In addition, we provide preventative advice on the following issues:

  • Affirmative action and OFCCP matters
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Arbitration
  • Background investigations
  • Civil rights
  • COBRA
  • Compensation
  • Department of Labor investigations
  • Disability law and accommodation
  • Discipline matters
  • Discrimination claims
  • Discrimination claims avoidance
  • Drugs and alcohol in the workplace
  • Drug testing
  • Electronic communication issues
  • Employee benefits
  • Employment contracts
  • Equal employment opportunity
  • ERISA
  • FMLA
  • Handbooks
  • Harassment claims and investigations
  • HIPAA
  • Immigration law
  • Independent contractor issues
  • Labor contract grievances
  • Lay-offs
  • Management training seminars
  • Mergers
  • Non-union employee grievances
  • Non-compete agreements
  • OSHA
  • Overtime exemptions
  • Personnel files matters
  • Personnel policies
  • Plant closings
  • Privacy and data collection
  • Records and files
  • Retaliation claims
  • Severance agreements
  • Sexual harassment
  • Temporary employees and employee leasing
  • Terminations
  • Trade secrets
  • Unemployment claims
  • Unfair competition and non-compete litigation
  • Wage and hour claims
  • WARN Act
  • Whistleblower claims
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Workplace violence
  • Wrongful discharge claims