Employment Law Consulting: The term “employment law consulting” refers “the professional services of an employment lawyer with a practice focus on prevention as opposed to litigation. See Consultant
What I Offer: I will help you identify employment law “hot spots,” avoid legal pitfalls and provide legal support if problems arise. My services are especially helpful to “start-ups” and employers in emerging markets, such as the cannabis industry.
Affordable: You will not face legal issues in your business all the time; you need someone to support you in times of need. I provide you with affordable and flexible service agreements tailored to your needs.
Unanticipated Situations: Unforeseen situations happen. Assessing the legal aspect of situations is essential. I am able to provide expert advice when you need it by phone and at your place of business.
Prevent Impending Problems: I help you handle many potential problems before they become serious. Ensuring that you are on the right side of rules and procedures before you make business decisions is my goal as your legal consultant.
I provide a broad range of strategic employment law services such as:
✔ Check-Ups: A review and evaluation of your policies, procedures, and handbooks. At the conclusion of the assessment, I work with you and your staff to modify and revise the documents reviewed with a focus on the prevention of future complaints.
✔Consulting: Practical, “down-to-earth,” legal advice based upon an assessment of the client’s business and the creation of employment policies and procedures designed to minimize litigation risks;
✔Coaching/Mentorship: One of my goals is to empower my clients to develop the skills to identify and solve problems without my assistance. In order to accomplish this goal, I provide “hands on” coaching and mentorship on such topics as “alternative dispute resolution,” civility, work place harassment, bullying and unlawful discrimination.
✔Policies and Procedures-Employee Handbook: I work with my clients to develop employee handbooks. A handbook can be a valuable resource for both the employer and the employee. It provides guidance and information related to the organization’s history, mission, values, policies, procedures and benefits in a written format.
✔Internal Investigations: Upon request, I conduct prompt and thorough internal investigation of complaints of workplace misconduct and grievances.
✔Employee Discipline and Termination: I assist in the preparation of letters of reprimand, notices of unprofessional conduct or unsatisfactory performance, and preparing employment termination notices.
✔Family Medical Leave and Job Accommodations: The Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California’s Family Rights Act (CFRA) require covered employers to provide eligible employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for specified medical reasons including the “interplay” between the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA).
✔Management of External Resources: Recommendations for specialists in specific areas of employment law to meet specialized client needs, including, “outside counsel.” I am able to coordinate that resource with company employees and manage external counsel on your behalf.
✔Individual Clients: I provide my individual clients with case assessments and advice based upon those assessments and, when necessary, make appropriate referrals.
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