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Employment Practice

Helping you with your most valuable assets: Your employees.

Attracting, rewarding and retaining outstanding employees are the hallmark of the most successful businesses.  At Kelly & Associates, we have built our reputation on helping companies both large and small on the full spectrum of employment matters.  As a relationship-based firm, we work in a collaborative manner, partnering with your C-suite, managers, legal counsel and human resource professionals to provide practical advice, develop policies and incorporate solid employment best practices that will help to protect you from employee-related risks. We free you to focus on running your business and achieving your goals.

Federal statistics indicate that the number of employees suing employers rose 35% from 2007 to 2011; current statistics show this trend is continuing.  We believe that good advice and advance planning can often help prevent costly employment lawsuits.  So we provide a full range of services to help employers avoid them – such as preparing employee handbooks and procedures, training, and counseling managers on tough employment decisions.

Risk management and conflict avoidance.

  • Ensure compliance with national and state employment laws
  • Train your managers and supervisors
  • Minimize the risk of litigation
  • Protect confidential information, assets, trade secrets, customers and key personnel
  • Implement strategies for attracting and retaining talented employees

When conflict turns to litigation.

Even with the best preventative practices, conflicts can still arise.  Kelly & Associates has the experience and expertise to defend against a wide range of issues, including wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, wage and hour claims, violation of federal or state employment laws, breach of contract, public policy claims, violation of federal and state leave laws, and many other claims.  With extensive experience in litigation, we are able to assess a claim – both from a legal and workplace standpoint – and to provide common sense advice and excellent litigation strategy and technique.  Of course, being solution-oriented, we try to resolve matters early in the dispute – if possible and desirable – or through mediation to develop an acceptable outcome for all parties.  When the circumstance requires, however, we are tenacious trial attorneys.

In business for your business

Whether you are a local family shop or a Fortune 500 multinational, we serve companies from all industries, as well as sole proprietors and professionals, with just the right resources to solve both simple and complex problems. We understand the industry-specific issues affecting your business, and customize our services accordingly:

  • Non-compete and confidentiality agreements
  • Strategies to protect intangible assets
  • Audits of employment practices
  • Employment contracts
  • Termination disputes
  • Employee handbooks
  • Compensation issues
  • Policies and practices relating to employee leaves
  • Accommodations
  • Manager and employee training on compliance issues, diversity, anti-harassment and discrimination
  • Leadership and ethical decision-making training
  • Performance evaluation processes
  • Reductions in force or organizational restructuring

Without employees you would not have a business.  So whether preventing litigation or resolving it, we employ a sensible and cost-effective approach to problem-solving and work as a team with you to keep your most valuable assets happy and productive.