Employers naturally want to hire and retain the most qualified applicants and employees. 

Skoler, Abbott & Presser attorneys can help employers be sure that their screening, testing, and candidate selection procedures conform to the law.  New employees must complete required documentation and be properly classified.  Current employees must be managed, disciplined, and sometimes, terminated.  Employers need a partner to guide them through the often confusing maze of legal obligations surrounding the employment relationship.

The attorneys at Skoler Abbott will work with you to ensure that your hiring process, from start to finish, is compliant with all local and federal laws.  Our attorneys can assist your business with:

  • Drafting and reviewing applications and offer letters
  • Employment agreements and non-competition agreements
  • Providing guidance on legal background and reference checks 
  • Interview training for supervisors and human resources personnel
  • Drug testing and pre-employment screening
  • Employee privacy
  • Job descriptions and advertising material
  • Fitness for duty testing
  • Temporary employees, staffing firms, and independent contractors

The Skoler Abbott team is also there to guide you through all stages of employment, including new-employee orientation, performance reviews, terminations, reductions-in-force (“RIF”), and retirement.  Our attorneys routinely assist our clients with the following:

  • Performance evaluations and reviews
  • Supervisor training
  • Proper documentation practices
  • Coaching and discipline 
  • Termination
  • Handling difficult conversations
  • Severance agreements and release of claims
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) and other benefit plans
  • Early retirement packages
  • RIF analysis and criteria