HR Counseling and Risk Management

HR Counseling and Risk Management

Constantly evolving federal and state employment laws require companies to take a proactive approach to mitigate the risk of a workplace dispute. Mooney Wieland’s attorneys are experienced in providing a full range of training, counseling, and risk management services on labor and employment laws and issues, including:

  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) wage and hour issues
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and American Disability Act (ADA) leave
  • sexual harassment investigations
  • discipline and discharges
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) issues
  • internal discrimination complaints
  • interviewing, background checks and hiring practices

Our goal is to train our clients’ personnel to avoid the necessity of dispute resolution. However, in the event a dispute does arise, we are well versed in employment mediation, arbitrations, administrative proceedings and appeals, and litigation.

Policy and Handbook Audits and Agreement Drafting

We review and draft employment handbooks and policies to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws, and we recommend revisions and policy additions based on employment best practices. We also work with corporate clients to review or draft employment agreements, non-disclosure agreements, non-compete agreements, and other workplace contracts. Additionally, we review and provide advice on compliance with affirmative action programs and similar matters impacting organizations receiving public grants and other government funding.

Training

Using employment handbooks and policies in place or new handbooks and policies recommended by Mooney Wieland, we conduct on-site management and employee training as needed to ensure best practices are put into action. We conduct training on issues including sexual harassment and employment discrimination prevention, sensitivity training, FLSA and other wage and hour compliance, FMLA/ADA leave compliance, and performance counseling and improvement.