New laws and regulations coupled with evolving case law from the courts make it challenging for employers to keep pace with state and federal law. 

Meanwhile, failure to stay compliant and make defensible employment decisions exposes a company to employment-related lawsuits. Skoler, Abbott & Presser attorneys regularly provide advice and counseling to organizations that is meant to limit their risk of exposure to costly litigation.  Our attorneys also have broad experience in helping draft and implement a variety of complex employment-related policies and ensuring compliance with federal and state laws in order to minimize litigation risk. Despite our considerable experience in employment litigation, the firm strongly believes that the most cost-effective way to “win” a lawsuit is to prevent it from happening.  We strongly encourage preventive measures and planning, including:

  • Reviewing employee handbooks
  • Drafting appropriate at-will disclaimers for handbooks and applications
  • Reviewing personnel policies, documents, and practices
  • Reduction-In-Force (“RIF”) planning
  • Drafting separation packages and releases
  • Supervisor training
  • Providing advice regarding applications, interviews, and performance evaluations