Practice Areas

Civil Engagements

Employment Advice

Kauffman Kilberg LLC counsels employers in numerous aspects of their day-to-day relationships with employees, including hiring practices, interpretation and application of employee handbooks and employer policies, harassment and discrimination allegations and investigations, retaliation claims, wage and hour questions, medical leave issues, furloughs and reductions in force, and separation and severance negotiations. Kauffman Kilberg LLC also can provide detailed advice on the enforcement and applicability of non-competition, non-solicitation, trade secret, non-disclosure, and other restrictive agreements.

Kauffman Kilberg LLC also advises employers in conjunction with its criminal-defense practice. Indeed, often white-collar criminal defense matters are intertwined with employment issues. What obligations does the company under criminal investigation have toward the whistleblower employee whose claims led to the initiation of the criminal investigation? How can the company effect a proper termination upon discovering an employee has engaged in criminal activity, thus potentially putting the company at risk for criminal investigation? Kauffman Kilberg LLC has experience in these and other employment-related matters and can provide employers with a fuller perspective to both their criminal and employment issues.

Our practice includes advising clients regarding all aspects of a client’s relationship with its employees, including the following:

  • Leave issues, including medical, disability, PTO, and workers’ compensation
  • Reasonable accommodation requests
  • Local paid sick time ordinances and statutes
  • Discipline
  • Risk analysis and claim evaluation
  • Whistleblower response
  • Wage and hour requirements
  • Contract enforceability
  • Vendor contract review
  • Employee classification
  • Employment policies and handbook review
  • Company policies and personnel matters