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Employment

Overview

With today's complex laws, being an employer is not easy. You need to be compliant with family and medical leave and injured worker laws, engage in the interactive process, ensure against discrimination, harassment and retaliation, know wage and hour rules, promote equal employment opportunities, follow safety regulations, address drug and alcohol issues, and comply with affirmative action and a host of other statutory mandates.

Our job is to partner with you to minimize your risk – so you can stay focused on your business. Helping you stay on top of employment law issues and challenges is our job as your employment lawyer. Portland, Oregon clients benefit from our training and ongoing advice that you can also receive, and we'll work with you to prevent employment issues from arising. But if they do, we have the problem solving and necessary litigation skills and experience you can count on.

With a Bullard Law employment lawyer, Portland, Oregon companies, including yours, will understand ways to manage and prevent employment related claims in areas like:

EMPLOYMENT LAW ADVICE & TRAINING

  • Affirmative action plan preparation/review
  • OFCCP compliance counseling and audit defense 
  • Avoiding discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and complying with statutory mandates in the private and public sector
  • Employment dispute resolution
  • Keeping you informed of new developments through Publications and Bullard Alerts as well as other client updates
  • Managing difficult employees and preventing problems
  • Training managers and providing day to day advice
  • Seminars, client briefings and roundtables on such topics as personnel policies, case law updates, managing sexual harassment issues, promoting diversity, preventing and managing disabilities, wage and hour, family and medical leave, conducting investigations, documentation, discipline and grievances, drug and alcohol issues, workplace safety, workplace violence and prevention strategies
  • Workplace investigations
  • Auditing your workplace

STATE & FEDERAL REGULATION OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Drug and alcohol issues
  • EEO compliance
  • Employee benefits
  • Americans with Disabilities Act/disability law and the interactive process
  • Family and Medical Leave Act, and related state laws
  • Fair Labor Standards Act/wage and hour laws, and preventing class suits
  • Reductions in force, including WARN Act compliance
  • Occupational health and safety laws
  • Unemployment compensation
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act, PERS and other related state laws
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act and laws governing applicant screening and investigations
  • Healthcare and hospital employment law
  • Violence in the workplace issues
  • Assisting with federal and state agency audits

EMPLOYEE HANDBOOKS, PERSONNEL POLICIES AND PRACTICES

  • Drafting and auditing employee handbooks and policy manuals
  • Advising on the non-tax aspects of fringe benefits, retirement plans and health and welfare insurance
  • Employee privacy issues
  • Workplace drug and alcohol control programs, including drug testing policies and last chance agreements
  • FMLA, OFLA, WFL and other leave laws
  • Military leave and reinstatement issues

TRADE SECRETS, CONFIDENTIALITY AND NON-COMPETE AGREEMENTS

  • Draft and advise employers regarding compliance with and enforcement of non-compete, non-solicit, and confidentiality agreements
  • Prosecute and defend non-compete and misappropriation claims

EMPLOYMENT, INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR AND SEPARATION AGREEMENTS

  • Employee and executive compensation
  • Drafting employment and independent contractor agreements
  • Negotiating and drafting separation agreements and releases
  • Drafting, enforcing and defending, non-compete and confidentiality agreements
Call us today to speak with an employment lawyer. Portland, Oregon employment laws will no longer burden you as we work together towards your success.