Assist and defend against government investigations, such as:

  • Wage / hour audits
  • I-9 audits
  • Administrative charges of discrimination, harassment and retaliation

Draft and edit documents concerning the employment relationship, such as:

  • Employment agreements
  • Employee handbooks
  • Policies prohibiting harassment and discrimination
  • Tip pooling policies and agreements
  • Arbitration agreements and class action waivers

 Provide live training and/or develop management training materials on various issues, such as:

  • How to investigate allegations of prohibited harassment
  • Appropriate hiring practices
  • Compliance with wage / hour laws
  • I-9 compliance
  • Compliance with the FMLA and other leave laws
  • Compliance with the ADA and similar laws concerning disabilities

Audit your employment practices to assess areas of risk and opportunity. For example, audit your:

  • Wage / hour policies and practices
  • Employee handbook and policies
  • Hiring materials and practices
  • I-9 documentation
  • Employment contracts

Provide advice and counsel concerning employment issues, such as:

  • Workplace investigations of harassment and discrimination
  • Employee discipline and termination
  • Compliance with federal, state and city laws concerning such issues as:
    • Wage / hour issues, including tip pooling, service charges, overtime, and exemptions from overtime
    • Meal and rest breaks
    • Disability accommodation
    • Leave laws (e.g., FMLA, Seattle Paid Sick and Safe Time, etc.)

Provide advice and counsel with respect to proposed government agency action, such as:

  • Develop strategies with clients to address proposed legislation and regulations
  • Assist clients with submitting comments during agency rule-making process