Human Resources Services

We are not HR consultants, we partner with you and your organization to provide HR advice and counsel at every step of the employee life-cycle.  We effectively handle the following human resource functions:

HR Administration

We create an HR framework for your organization which includes the creation of an employee handbook, offer letters, new employee checklist and onboarding plan, job descriptions and the creation of all HR related forms.

Compensation, Benefits and Incentive Plans

We will improve your organization’s competitive position by helping you leverage compensation, benefits and incentive programs to recruit and retain top talent.

Compliance and Auditing

We uncover and resolve deficiencies and errors in HR practices before they become legal issues.  This includes an analysis and review of policies and procedures which will expose any potential liability.

Employee Relations, Engagement and Retention

We help you build a culture of positivity and loyalty within your workplace which leads to retention of talent.  We also help handle any terminations to minimize legal risk.

Outsourced/Virtual HR Department

We serve as your offsite HR department, handling all areas of HR while you focus on running your organization.

Performance Management

We provide performance management that is measurable, equitable and achievable which helps your organization thrive and succession plan.

Recruitment and Selection

We source, screen and recruit applicants from a targeted pool and provide you handful of candidates that fit your technical needs and culture.

Training and Leadership Development

We teach mangers how to implement company’s strategies, mitigate internal conflict, minimize legal risk and impact productivity while building employee moral and loyalty.

Legal Services

We pride ourselves on being proactive partners in managing legal risk.  In doing so, we collaborate with clients to develop legal strategies consistent with their business needs and culture.  We provide guidance, advice and solutions in the following areas:

Affirmative Action/OFCCP Compliance

The OFCCP has intensified its enforcement of laws requiring federal contractors to show that they are not discriminating against employees or job applicants and are engaging in good-faith efforts to ensure equal employment.  We advise you on matters related to Service Contract Act, Davis-Bacon Act, Defense Base Act, Uniformed Services Employment & Reemployment Rights Act, and False Claims Act.  We assist in complying with detailed recordkeeping, conducting sophisticated data analyses and gaining a thorough understanding of the accompanying affirmative action regulatory requirements enforced by the OFCCP. We also create Affirmative Action Plans. 

Background Checks

We help our clients navigate the complex maze of federal, state and local requirements in conducting background investigations and avoid the legal risks associated with using consumer reports in hiring.  

Business Contracts

We are experienced in defending organizations in matters brought by the EEOC or other state agencies.  We can craft your position statements to the EEOC or develop effective approaches to defend against any EEOC litigation.  We can also defend you in lawsuits filed directly by you employee.  

Commercial Lease Agreements

We create, revise and/or review business leasing agreements to ensure our clients understand their rights and responsibilities under the contract. We also negotiate agreements to add favorable clauses and eliminate hidden costs.

Discrimination and Harassment

We are experienced in defending organizations in matters brought by the EEOC or other state agencies.  We can craft your position statements to the EEOC or develop effective approaches to defend against any EEOC litigation.

ERISA

We regularly help clients design, document, review, and operate all types of ERISA and non-ERISA plans and arrangements, including health and welfare, retirement, supplemental retirement, employment, incentive bonus and severance program

Employment Contracts

We draft and revise your organization’s employment contracts to ensure that both you and your employee have a clear understanding of what is expected during the term of employment. A well-written employment contract can serve to eliminate legal disputes which may arise at a later date.

If desired and legally prudent, we can also add a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) and/or non-compete clause (NCC) to the employment contract. An NDA prohibits the employee from disclosing confidential and proprietary company information. An NCC keeps an employee from joining or starting a similar enterprise that would compete with your company.

Employment Practices Audit

Audits provide a deterrent to litigation and can serve as a cornerstone of a company’s “good faith defense” in future litigation.  Moreover, the cost of an audit is well below that of protracted litigation.  We perform the following audits for clients:
  • wage and hour
  • human resources practices
  • employment policies and forms review
  • fair employment practices
  • pay equity and discrimination
  • disability analysis and accommodation
  • leave administration
  • union risk
  • alternative dispute resolution
  • affirmative action and diversity
  • I-9 compliance
  • safety and health practices
  • performance, discipline and terminations
  • fringe benefits
  • employee privacy and HIPAA compliance
  • office security and workplace searches
  • drug testing
  • pre-employment assessments
  • technology and communications regarding electronics, internet, email and voicemail
  • personnel and payroll records
  • employment applications
  • offer letters
  • performance reviews
  • whistleblower protection
  • steps for addressing employee issues and concerns
  • reporting policies regarding claims of harassment and discrimination
  • terminating the employment relationship

Franchise Agreements

We serve as a franchise ownership advisors and assist potential and current franchisees in understanding their franchise disclosure documents and agreements. We explain to our clients which clauses of their franchise agreement can negotiate in their favor as well as their obligations to the franchisor.

General Employment and Labor Law Guidance

Use our legal services to ensure compliance with a myriad of national, state and local regulations.  These include,  wage and hour law, benefits law and leave laws. We are available to answer your questions… large or small.  We provide advice and guidance in real time around the clock.

Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation

We provide guidance regarding the obligation to offer leave as an accommodation and the manner in which employers can permissibly place limits in this area, both in general practice and in specific situations.

Policy, Procedures and Employee Handbooks

We create and/or revise employee handbook, policies and procedures to ensure consistency with an organization’s goals and corporate culture, as well as in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Tax

Our tax attorneys are experts in their field, each holding a Masters of Law (LLM) in taxation. Their experience gives our clients a strategic advantage when navigating through the nuanced procedures and structure of government agencies. We help our clients with everything from yearly business tax filing and maximizing deductions to complex tax disputes and audits.

Trademark & Copyright

We offer a full range of trademark and copyright services to entrepreneurs and established businesses.  We assist clients with:
  • trademark clearance searches
  • trademark application preparation 
  • trademark monitoring & assignment 
  • online trademark infringement 

Training: Compliance and Ethics

Our learning professionals have built a full curriculum of compliance, ethics, and leadership courses for every level of the organization. Some of our learning topic include:

EEO, Diversity, and Harassment Training

Ethics, Anti-Corruption, Codes of Conduct

Union and Labor Relations

Workplace Investigations

International/Global

Leadership and Management Skills

Workplace Investigations

Our attorneys have conducted hundreds of workplace investigations and will use their expertise to advise, support, oversee, or conduct investigations of misconduct within your organization.

Workplace training

●  Management 101

●  Critical Conversations with Employees

●  ADA, FMLA & Leave Accommodation

●  Union Avoidance & Labor Relations

●  Performance Management

1 in 5 small business will face employment law charges with an average cost to defend of $125,000… simple preventative and mitigation such as having written procedures, up-to-date employee handbooks…are essential to protecting your business

--Hiscox Guide of Employee Lawsuits

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5 Reasons that companies are turning over HR to outsourced experts:
●  It frees them to concentrate on core competencies.

●  It saves money.

●  It improves compliance.

●  It improves recruitment.

●  It provides access to the latest tools and technology.

–Forbes                 

Human Resources Services

We are not HR consultants, we partner with you and your organization to provide HR advice and counsel at every step of the employee life-cycle.  We effectively handle the following human resource functions:

HR Administration

We create an HR framework for your organization which includes the creation of an employee handbook, offer letters, new employee checklist and onboarding plan, job descriptions and the creation of all HR related forms.

Compensation, Benefits and Incentive Plans

We will improve your organization’s competitive position by helping you leverage compensation, benefits and incentive programs to recruit and retain top talent.

Compliance and Auditing

We uncover and resolve deficiencies and errors in HR practices before they become legal issues.  This includes an analysis and review of policies and procedures which will expose any potential liability.

Employee Relations, Engagement and Retention

We help you build a culture of positivity and loyalty within your workplace which leads to retention of talent.  We also help handle any terminations to minimize legal risk.

Outsourced/Virtual HR Department

We serve as your offsite HR department, handling all areas of HR while you focus on running your organization.

Performance Management

We provide performance management that is measurable, equitable and achievable which helps your organization thrive and succession plan.

Recruitment and Selection

We source, screen and recruit applicants from a targeted pool and provide you handful of candidates that fit your technical needs and culture.

Training and Leadership Development

We teach mangers how to implement company’s strategies, mitigate internal conflict, minimize legal risk and impact productivity while building employee moral and loyalty.

Legal Services

We pride ourselves on being proactive partners in managing legal risk.  In doing so, we collaborate with clients to develop legal strategies consistent with their business needs and culture.  We provide guidance, advice and solutions in the following areas:

Affirmative Action/OFCCP Compliance

The OFCCP has intensified its enforcement of laws requiring federal contractors to show that they are not discriminating against employees or job applicants and are engaging in good-faith efforts to ensure equal employment.  We advise you on matters related to Service Contract Act, Davis-Bacon Act, Defense Base Act, Uniformed Services Employment & Reemployment Rights Act, and False Claims Act.  We assist in complying with detailed recordkeeping, conducting sophisticated data analyses and gaining a thorough understanding of the accompanying affirmative action regulatory requirements enforced by the OFCCP. We also create Affirmative Action Plans. 

Background Checks

We help our clients navigate the complex maze of federal, state and local requirements in conducting background investigations and avoid the legal risks associated with using consumer reports in hiring.  

Business Contracts

We are experienced in defending organizations in matters brought by the EEOC or other state agencies.  We can craft your position statements to the EEOC or develop effective approaches to defend against any EEOC litigation.  We can also defend you in lawsuits filed directly by you employee.  

Commercial Lease Agreements

We create, revise and/or review business leasing agreements to ensure our clients understand their rights and responsibilities under the contract. We also negotiate agreements to add favorable clauses and eliminate hidden costs.

Discrimination and Harassment

We are experienced in defending organizations in matters brought by the EEOC or other state agencies.  We can craft your position statements to the EEOC or develop effective approaches to defend against any EEOC litigation.

ERISA

We regularly help clients design, document, review, and operate all types of ERISA and non-ERISA plans and arrangements, including health and welfare, retirement, supplemental retirement, employment, incentive bonus and severance program

Employment Contracts

We draft and revise your organization’s employment contracts to ensure that both you and your employee have a clear understanding of what is expected during the term of employment. A well-written employment contract can serve to eliminate legal disputes which may arise at a later date.

If desired and legally prudent, we can also add a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) and/or non-compete clause (NCC) to the employment contract. An NDA prohibits the employee from disclosing confidential and proprietary company information. An NCC keeps an employee from joining or starting a similar enterprise that would compete with your company.

Employment Practices Audit

Audits provide a deterrent to litigation and can serve as a cornerstone of a company’s “good faith defense” in future litigation.  Moreover, the cost of an audit is well below that of protracted litigation.  We perform the following audits for clients:

  • wage and hour
  • human resources practices
  • employment policies and forms review
  • air employment practices
  • pay equity and discrimination
  • disability analysis and accommodation
  • leave administration
  • union risk
  • alternative dispute resolution
  • affirmative action and diversity
  • I-9 compliance
  • safety and health practices
  • performance, discipline and terminations
  • fringe benefits
  • employee privacy and HIPAA compliance
  • office security and workplace searches
  • drug testing
  • pre-employment assessments
  • technology and communications regarding electronics, internet, email and voicemail
  • personnel and payroll records
  • employment applications
  • offer letters
  • performance reviews
  • whistleblower protection
  • steps for addressing employee issues and concerns
  • reporting policies regarding claims of harassment and discrimination
  • terminating the employment relationship

Franchise Agreements

We serve as a franchise ownership advisors and assist potential and current franchisees in understanding their franchise disclosure documents and agreements. We explain to our clients which clauses of their franchise agreement can negotiate in their favor as well as their obligations to the franchisor.

General Employment and Labor Law Guidance

Use our legal services to ensure compliance with a myriad of national, state and local regulations.  These include,  wage and hour law, benefits law and leave laws. We are available to answer your questions… large or small.  We provide advice and guidance in real time around the clock.

Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation

We provide guidance regarding the obligation to offer leave as an accommodation and the manner in which employers can permissibly place limits in this area, both in general practice and in specific situations.

Policy, Procedures and Employee Handbooks

We create and/or revise employee handbook, policies and procedures to ensure consistency with an organization’s goals and corporate culture, as well as in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Tax

Our tax attorneys are experts in their field, each holding a Masters of Law (LLM) in taxation. Their experience gives our clients a strategic advantage when navigating through the nuanced procedures and structure of government agencies. We help our clients with everything from yearly business tax filing and maximizing deductions to complex tax disputes and audits.

Trademark & Copyright

We offer a full range of trademark and copyright services to entrepreneurs and established businesses.  We assist clients with:
  • trademark clearance searches
  • trademark application preparation 
  • trademark monitoring & assignment 
  • online trademark infringement 

Training: Compliance and Ethics

Our learning professionals have built a full curriculum of compliance, ethics, and leadership courses for every level of the organization. Some of our learning topic include:

EEO, Diversity, and Harassment Training

Ethics, Anti-Corruption, Codes of Conduct

Union and Labor Relations

Workplace Investigations

International/Global

Leadership and Management Skills

Workplace Investigations

Our attorneys have conducted hundreds of workplace investigations and will use their expertise to advise, support, oversee, or conduct investigations of misconduct within your organization.