Employees are the heart of your organization, and how you interact with them will have a significant impact on your performance. These interactions are influenced by a dizzying array of employment laws and guidelines. You must pay attention to all aspects of employee contact - from hiring to compensation, charges of discrimination and discharging - to insure that your contact falls within these laws and guidelines.
Unless you are an employment professional, it is unlikely that you will be familiar with this large body of law. At Silicon Valley Law Group, we can help you successfully navigate employment rules and regulations in the most cost-effective manner. In fact, cost-containment and cost-reduction are areas we emphasize.
We provide counseling and representation to employers with respect to employment policies and practices. With many of our clients, we get involved during the early stage of a company's development - to draft and refine employer policies and manuals and to counsel the client on preventive measures regarding employment practices.
Silicon Valley Law Group also advises clients regarding the recruitment of employees who are subject to restrictive agreements with former employers, employee raiding, protection of proprietary rights with respect to employees, and prevention of competition from such employees once they leave the company. We commonly represent employers in disputes and claims regarding employment discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. Our firm also advises clients on technology concerns in the workplace, including workplace privacy, mobile device management, “bring your own device” (BYOD) policies, and teleworking policies. We also oversee computer forensic investigations of employee misconduct, such as trade secret theft, corrupt practices, and securities fraud.
The firm represents and advises clients on employment and labor matters in both state and federal courts, and before such administrative tribunals as the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, state human rights agencies and the federal and state departments of labor.OVERVIEW OF SERVICES
- Hiring employees
- Disciplining and discharging employees
- Drafting performance evaluations
- Reviewing pay practices
- Drafting employee handbooks
- Drafting technology acceptable use, mobile device management/BYOD policies, and teleworking policies
- Preventing and responding to sexual harassment claims
- Preventing and responding to discrimination claims
- Managing issues related to the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)
- Implementing Family and Medical Leave Act policies
- Drafting executive compensation and employment agreements
- Anticipating the effects on employees of a merger, acquisition or restructuring
- Counseling and litigation related to service member reemployment rights (Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act ("USERRA") and California Military & Veterans Code ("Cal M & V C"))