Labor & Employment
Employment and workplace relations laws impact every company – from a start-up hiring its first employee to an international corporation facing a complex class action.
Lincoln Derr attorneys have extensive knowledge and experience in providing comprehensive services to employers in all areas of labor and employment law.
No matter the type of case, we are prepared to support your goals and defend you using creative, cost-effective, and cutting-edge tactics as we zealously advocate on your behalf.
Our attorneys will represent you in any federal or state court throughout the state, as well as before any administrative agency or commission where a claim has been brought against you. You benefit from our extensive experience in handling jury trials, litigation, employee lawsuits, and private arbitration proceedings. We also stand ready to assist you with any compliance actions initiated by government agencies. In every case we litigate, your business goals are our foremost objective.
Sometimes you don’t have the time or resources to manage extensive litigation. While you don’t want to signal this to the other side, you want to craft a plan that meets your needs and is in line with your available resources. Our attorneys work collaboratively with you at the outset of our representation to design a strategy specifically tailored to your needs.
When faced with a claim of discrimination, harassment or retaliation brought under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), or any of the numerous other related federal and state laws, you want Lincoln Derr in your corner. We defend such lawsuits and respond to individual and systemic discrimination charges brought before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), as well as state civil rights agencies.
Successful personnel management is an effective means of minimizing the number of lawsuits an employer faces and increasing the likelihood of success when a suit is filed. We partner with you to craft specifically tailored strategies to help minimize the risk of litigation. We design workplace anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies, draft employee handbooks, and assist in coordinating internal investigations of harassment and discrimination claims.
Ongoing education matters. We develop and present training sessions to help reduce your legal risks and to educate your employees, including management training, supervisory training, and training for your entire workforce.
Training is essential. We provide training for your workforce, offering you a valuable affirmative defense should an issue develop at your business. Areas of counsel include:
human resources audits
reductions in force
affirmative action issues
attendance and leave of
disability accommodation issues
insurance coverage for employment-related liabilities
sexual harassment training and investigations.
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When the stakes are high, trust the Lincoln Derr Advantage.
Employment law has many complexities. We are in the business of helping you minimize conflict within your company, no matter the size. We understand the solutions to these problems and use them to resolve the employment law issues you are facing.
Contact us today.