Savine Employment Law, Ltd. believes that exceptional employment law counseling is built on an in-depth understanding of each client’s business and unique workplace culture. We think and act like partners to our business clients. We bring years of in-house corporate experience, enabling us to more easily recognize, and account for, the impact our advice will have on operations.
In the complex, ever changing world of employment law, even seemingly mundane employment decisions potentially carry expensive and disruptive business consequences. We provide the day-to-day counseling, preventive strategies and training that allows a business to focus on its business and avoid litigation and labor disputes, including:
Preventive Practices and Litigation Avoidance
Savine Employment Law, Ltd. offers quick answers and responsive guidance to navigate our clients through the maze of employment laws that impact their day-to-day workplace decisions. We help clients simplify issues and minimize risk of costly disputes down the road.
Savine Employment Law, Ltd. offers employer training programs that equip managers with the skills and knowledge to avoid litigation and foster positive, productive work environments. We offer training in a range of areas including: harassment and workplace violence prevention, managing employees with disabilities lawfully, and supervising employees in a unionized setting. We customize training to meet clients’ interests and needs.
Labor and Employment Practices Audits
We use comprehensive audits of HR policies and practices to help businesses identify potential sources of liability and labor strife. Our audits cover such areas as: wage and hour law, employee benefits, discrimination and harassment, leave rights, immigration (Including I-9 compliance), accommodation of disabilities, employee privacy, record-keeping, and labor relations.
Policy & Plan Reviews and Employee Communications
Well drafted, legally compliant policies are the cornerstone of a liability avoidance and positive employee relations strategy. We provide employee policies and offer employee handbook reviews – working closely with our clients to capture their unique culture and needs. We also assist clients in designing and implementing communications programs tailored to their employee relations and employment law risk mitigation goals.
Disability and Leave Management
Employers managing employees with medical conditions face a confusing, and sometimes seemingly contradictory web of obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and state workers’ compensation laws, among other laws. Savine Employment Law, Ltd. helps businesses demystify these obligations and chart sensible paths forward.
Restructuring, Downsizing and Merger-and-Acquisition Counseling
When businesses anticipate significant workforce changes, Savine Employment Law, Ltd. assists in complying with the numerous laws in this context, including the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), the Age Discrimination and Employment Act (ADEA), and the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA). We work with our clients’ transactional lawyers to identify and address the labor and employment impact of mergers and acquisitions.
Employee Pay Practices
Savine Employment Law, Ltd. advises and assists clients in all aspects of wage and hour law, including classifying employees as exempt or non-exempt for minimum wage and overtime eligibility, ensuring timely and proper payout of wages and commissions, and representing employers in litigation over their pay practices.