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Clearing a Path Through Employment Laws so Your Business Can Move Forward.

Is your workforce comprised of employees or contractors? Gig workers or freelancers? A combination? No matter what the answer is, there are laws to follow and responsibilities that come with hiring workers. Helping companies meet those obligations and resolve problems that arise in the day-to-day management of people is Judy Polacheck’s work.

Judy advises on employment law issues involving:

  • Traditional/Full-Time Employees
  • Contingent Workers
  • Independent Contractors
  • Consultants
  • Temporary Employees
  • Gig Workers
  • Blended Workforce
  • Global Employees
  • Hiring procedures and documents
  • Interview skills and strategies
  • Employee classification
  • Independent contractors
  • Remote workers, part-time workers, interns
  • PEO relationships
  • Wage and hours compliance
  • Compensation, executive compensation, incentive compensation, commission plans
  • Overtime
  • Performance management
  • Employee terminations and layoffs
  • Global mobility
  • Cross-border employment
  • Deemed export rule compliance
  • Employee handbooks and policies
  • Social Media policies
  • Time off policies
  • Electronic systems and computer usage policies
  • Audit of HR policies and procedures
  • Paid sick leave, policies and compliance
  • Data privacy policies
  • Employment contracts
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Secondment agreements
  • Severance agreements
  • Workers compensation questions
  • Unemployment benefits questions
  • Leaves of absence
  • Workers with health or medical issues
  • Accommodation for disabilities, medical conditions and religious practices
  • Investigating worker complaints
  • Harassment prevention
  • Discrimination prevention
  • Workforce training
  • Organizational restructuring

CREATE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

  • Save time
  • Focus employees
  • Set realistic expectations
  • Reflect company realities
  • Comply with laws and regulations

CONTRACTS

  • Protect intellectual property
  • Safeguard business goodwill
  • Prepare for buyouts, mergers and other corporate
    transitions

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Prevent misunderstandings
  • Satisfy wage and hour law requirements
  • Enhance recruitment and retention
  • Ensure fair and consistent treatment of workers

EMPLOYEE RELATIONS

  • Avoid discrimination
  • Manage leaves of absence and employee illnesses
  • Give productive feedback
  • Establish workplace safety
  • Maintain morale
  • Advice on employee global mobility
  • Employment agreements and secondment agreements for cross-border assignments
  • Global policies and procedures
  • Relationships with non-U.S. parent companies and subsidiaries.

INVESTIGATIONS

  • Act immediately when an employee complains of harassment or discrimination
  • Protect the workers and the company
  • Establish the integrity of the investigation by hiring an independent investigator

LEGAL CONSULTS FOR HR DEPARTMENTS

  • For a legal review of policies and procedures
  • For advice on updating HR practices when the law changes
  • For guidance when a conflict is escalating

TRAINING TO PREVENT HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION

  • Educate employees about workplace behavior
  • Prevent policy violations
  • Satisfy statutory mandate to promote a harassment-free workplace

A core function of my practice is to provide corporate attorneys with support and expertise. I can advise you on how to counsel a client in a workplace matter. Working directly with your client, I can complete an HR law project or help resolve an employment-related problem. If you prefer, we can work together, responding to each new situation to meet a client’s HR law needs.

Polacheck HR Law has served start-up and midsized companies in a broad range of industries, including:

  • Accounting
  • Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical
  • Consulting
  • Design
  • Education
  • Electronic devices
  • Employee benefits
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Financial Services
  • Food service
  • Health care/medical/dental
  • Technology
  • Landscaping
  • Legal
  • Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing
  • Not-for-profit
  • Printing
  • Publishing
  • Retail
  • Skilled trades, including construction and contracting
  • Software
  • Start-Ups
  • Waste and recycling

Contact Polacheck HR Law today if you have questions or would like to request a free consultation

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