A smart employer will work to eliminate potential legal problems before they can occur. Time spent in court could be spent growing your business and your bottom line. Even if you win in litigation, you still lose, because your time and money are spent in that litigation. Moreover, you risk your relationships with your employees and business partners. We work with employers in Sandy Hook Connecticut, Fairfield County, and beyond to enact best practices to minimize your potential liabilities.” The attorneys at Paes & Paes, LLC represent employers in all facets of employment law. Our goal is to educate, both to prevent legal exposure and maximize company productivity, but when necessary, we represent employers in both court and administrative
HUMAN RESOURCES/BEST PRACTICES COUNSELING
We assist our clients in such areas as:
– Wage and hour issues;
– Investigation of discrimination and harassment complaints;
– Discipline and termination;
– Ensuring that employee handbooks and other internal personnel policies are up to date, and maintain a healthy business environment.
Management training – We train management employees about issues, such as EEO compliance, sexual harassment discrimination awareness, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and other issues, to help employers limit potential legal exposure.
Negotiation and drafting of employment agreements – We draft employment contracts, including non-compete, confidentiality, and other clauses to protect the interests of employers, and negotiate the terms with employees or their legal representatives.
General Employment Litigation – We represent employers in all areas of employment law defense in state and federal court, as well as all administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities (CHRO), Connecticut Department of Labor (DOL), New York State Division of Human Rights (NYDHR), Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), and other administrative agencies.
Wage and Hour Compliance – We counsel employers in the classification of employees about exempt/non-exempt status, as well as overtime issues. We represents employers before the Department of Labor in disputes with employees.
Unemployment Compensation – We counsel employers on whether terminated employees would be eligible for unemployment compensation, and represent them before the Connecticut Department of Labor, and in court, for both hearings and appeals.