Preventive Employment Law and HR Counseling

In addition to our investigation and training services, our attorneys also provide preventive employment law counsel and practical human resources (HR) solutions to employers (and, in certain instances, to employees).  Specifically, at Miller Legal Group, P.C., we help California employers comply with applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, minimize employment disputes and avoid litigation.  We achieve these goals by working with our clients to proactively identify and assess areas of potential liability while helping them implement preventive strategies that minimize the risk of litigation and government agency audits and investigations.

Employment Law Practice Areas

The following is a representative summary of the various areas of employment law on which we counsel clients:

 

  • Employee selection and hiring processes
  • Employee handbooks and personnel policies
  • Employment contracts and agreements
  • Independent contractors and contingent workforce arrangements
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Trade secret protection and unfair competition
  • Leaves of absence, disability accommodation and related issues
  • Harassment, discrimination and retaliation
  • Drug testing and substance abuse
  • Workplace violence
  • Investigations of workplace misconduct
  • Performance, corrective counseling, discipline and termination
  • Reductions in force – WARN Act and OWBPA compliance
  • Safety and health
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Employee privacy
  • Arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution

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Services Relating to Employment and HR Documents

We offer various preventive employment law and HR counsulting services including the preparation and/or revision of:

 

  • Employment applications and related forms
  • Employee handbooks and policy manuals as well as managers’ guidelines
  • Confidentiality, non-disclosure & non-solicitation agreements
  • HIPAA confidentiality agreements
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Arbitration agreements
  • “At-will” offer letters
  • Employment contracts
  • Wage and hour policy acknowledgment for non-exempt employees (including rest breaks, meal periods, overtime, make-up time and accurate time reporting and pay)
  • Time card acknowledgment for each pay period
  • Agreements authorizing set-offs against wages for monies an employee legitimately owes to the employer
  • Various other wage and hour related forms
  • Job descriptions
  • Salesperson agreements
  • Injury and illness prevention programs
  • FMLA/CFRA forms
  • Hiring & termination guidelines
  • Workplace violence guidelines

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Employment Law Compliance and HR Audits

In addition to the foregoing, we also conduct HR audits in a variety of areas, including:

 

  • Comprehensive general HR compliance
  • Employee handbooks
  • Safety and health (including illness and injury prevention programs)
  • Hiring and selection process
  • Wage and hour matters (including exemptions classifications)
  • Independent contractors
  • Job descriptions
  • I-9
  • Leaves of absence and disability accommodations policies and procedures
  • Trade secret/employee protection
  • Employment terminations
  • Personnel files

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Services for Senior Executives and Professionals

In addition to the foregoing, for those senior executives and professionals considering an offer of employment from a prospective employer or severance agreement from a current employer, we will – in the absence of a conflict of interest – review and analyze the terms and conditions of such written agreements and discuss our recommendations with you on a flat fee basis.  As part of this process, our attorneys will explain the meaning of the terms and conditions of the offer or agreement, your rights and obligations based on those on those provisions (including potential areas of concern), modifications or additions you might seek to obtain and available strategies to achieve your objectives.

 

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For more detailed information on the preventive employment law and HR consulting services offered by Miller Legal Group, P.C., please visit us online at www.employmentlawsolutionsgroup.com or contact one of our Los Angeles and Orange County Preventive Employment Law Attorneys at (310) 426-2650.