Employment Law Counseling

At Martinez Law Group, P.C. (“MLG”), our goal is to ensure that our clients are comfortable with the legal and practical decisions they face in employment-related issues.  We help them make informed decisions in the constantly changing landscape of employment law.  As part of its employment law counseling services, MLG provides clients with thoughtful strategies for implementing preventative measures to avoid employment law claims.  Because our attorneys are also experienced litigators, we have a broad, experienced perspective on the reasonableness, efficacy, costs and risks of various approaches.

We counsel clients on the substance of federal and state laws and regulations relating to employment matters, including those prohibiting discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; concerning leaves of absences, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) or the Americans with Disabilities Act and amendments thereto; and governing wages and hours, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).  We further assist our clients with navigating ever-changing employment laws by advising how the laws apply to each specific client and how to comply with them.

Our expertise includes, for example:

  • advising on and crafting employment policies, forms, and handbooks;
  • drafting and reviewing employment-related documents, including offer letters, unconditional offers of reinstatement, employment (including executive) contracts, severance and/or separation agreements, releases, confidentiality and/or non-disclosure agreements, non-solicitation and/or non-competition agreements, independent contractor agreements, and arbitration agreements;
  • addressing employment performance issues;
  • providing guidance and advice relating to terminations and and reductions in force;
  • assisting with employee requests such as those for accommodation and leaves of absence; and
  • advising on Department of Labor related areas concerning unemployment, classification of employees, overtime, minimum wage, and other wage issues.