As an employer, a reliable workforce is your most important asset. Having a firm grasp on the legal responsibilities of workforce management can help you minimize financial risks and build your business. Whether you have hundreds of employees in an office or have a handful of employees in your warehouse, you can turn to the employment attorneys at VF&N as your trusted advisors.
Day to Day Operations
Our employment law attorneys provide HR professionals, managers, and administrative personnel with critical guidance to resolve your company’s evolving HR questions. We provide legal advice on issues that arise on a daily basis.
- Disciplining a problem employee
- Hiring in compliance with federal requirements
- Concerns when terminating an employee
- Addressing sexual and other discrimination complaints
- Navigating wage and hour compliance
Creating a Culture of Compliance
Our employment law team can help protect against future risk by drafting or revising your employee handbook and establishing best practices and procedures. Through customization of your handbook, we can address situations unique to your company including having out-of-state employees, remote workforce, and independent contractors as well as complying with state and local laws.
Our attorneys also conduct on-site management and staff training and corporate presentations to help create a positive work culture.
In Response to a Charge
We can conduct independent internal investigations in response to charges of discrimination or other improper conduct and prepare an unbiased neutral report of our findings for your management and boards. If the situation should arise that a resolution could not be mediated out of court, our team has experienced litigators on staff to fight on your behalf.
Executive Agreements and Contracts
As an executive or c-suite professional starting a new job, leaving an old one, or retiring, it is good to have someone in your corner. We can help you understand your options.
- Compensation and benefits discussions
- Negotiating an employment agreement
- Compliance with your fiduciary obligations to your employer
- Negotiate restrictive covenant provisions
- Litigate the enforceability of provisions
- Advocate on your behalf during severance agreements talks
- Arbitration and Mediation
- Disability Issues and Accommodations
- EEOC Charges
- Employee Handbook
- Employment Agreements
- Employment Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation
- Employment law counsel to in-house corporate attorneys/General Counsel
- Employment Litigation and Administrative Hearings
- Fair Labor Standards Act (Wage and Hour Laws)
- Family Medical Leave Act
- Gig, Seasonal, and Contingent Workforce Considerations
- Hiring and Termination
- Internal Compliance Review
- Internal Workplace Investigations
- Management and staff training and presentations
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Non-Compete/Non-Solicitation/Confidentiality Agreements
- Reduction in Force
- Religious Accommodation
- Severance Agreements
- Trade Secrets
- Unemployment Compensation
PWSHRM-Legal Affairs Update
Supreme Court Rules Employers Who Fail to Act on Mandatory Arbitration Agreement May Lose Their Ability to Compel Arbitration
A unanimous Supreme Court decided that an employee challenging an employment agreement requiring arbitration to resolve employment disputes did not need to show she had been prejudiced or harmed by her employer’s 8-month delay in attempting to compel arbitration. The case, Morgan v. Sundance, involves an hourly non-exempt employee at a Taco Bell franchise in Iowa who had signed an agreement requiring all employment disputes to be resolved using arbitration. The employee had filed a nationwide collective action suit claiming that the franchise had violated the Fair Labor Standards Act overtime pay requirements. Read More!
Wednesday, July 14th, 2021
Delving into the weeds- How to preparing for the legalization of marijuana in the workplace
Concerned about what the legalization of marijuana means for your business? Join Kristina Spitler, Esq. and the Prince William Chamber of Commerce in this one hour session where we will review Virginia’s new marijuana related legislation and explain what it means for employers. Visit the Event Page here.
Friday, Oct. 8th, 2021
10th Annual Employment Law Summit
Vanderpool, Frostick & Nishanian P.C in collaboration with Prince William SHRM hosts their 10th annual Employment Law Summit that offers an easy and affordable way to summarize and highlight the most up-to-date information employers need to know to identify issues currently impacting their workforce and organization. Learn more on our Event Page