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Employment Law

A company’s employees can be among its most valuable assets. But if employers violate the complex web of federal and state laws and regulations that govern the relationship between employer and employee, those assets can quickly become costly liabilities. At Harvey Kruse, P.C., we help companies defend themselves against the vast array of employment claims and administrative actions that can disrupt operations, damage reputations, and expose them to significant losses.

Effective and Efficient Resolutions for All Employment Disputes

Harvey Kruse’s employment attorneys approach employment-related claims with a potent combination of strategic advocacy, legal knowledge, and business-oriented problem-solving. We recognize that the interpersonal nature of employment disputes for employees who feel wronged and employers accused of improper or illegal conduct can play as much of a role in a matter’s resolution as legal and financial considerations. That is why we complement our litigation acumen with a dispute resolution focus that allows us to find solutions that minimize costs and liabilities and maintain positive employee relationships moving forward.

Our employment litigators have a comprehensive understanding of the legal landscape in which employment disputes arise, allowing us to craft effective and efficient strategies for employers who find themselves in the crosshairs of dubious claims. We have substantial and varied experience defending the interests of employers in federal and state court as well as in proceedings before the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission and other administrative bodies. When potential claims arise, we move quickly and thoroughly to assess their factual basis and legal implications to best position our clients for either a robust defense or a favorable settlement.

Discrimination Claims

We handle all manner of employment-related claims, including all forms of disputes relating to prohibited employment discrimination practices, including:

  • Race and color discrimination
  • National origin discrimination
  • Age discrimination
  • Disability discrimination
  • Religious discrimination
  • Sex discrimination

Wage and Hour Claims

Our lawyers also understand the nuances and complexities of wage and hour claims and provide seasoned representation in matters relating to: 

  • Individual and collective actions
  • Unpaid overtime
  • Minimum wage violations
  • Employee / independent contractor misclassification
  • Unpaid hours
  • Paid and family leave
  • Tipped employees
  • Equal Pay Act violations

All Employment-Related Matters

Our employment law services also include representing employers in claims relating to:

  • Sexual harassment / hostile work environment
  • Unpaid commissions
  • Severance package negotiation
  • OSHA and workplace safety issues
  • Trade secret theft and non-competition agreement enforcement
  • Employee benefits and ERISA
  • Whistleblower actions
  • Retaliation claims
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Employee privacy
  • Executive compensation
  • Drug-related policies

In addition to addressing problems when they arise, Harvey Kruse works with companies to provide practical guidance that can minimize the likelihood of future employment disputes. We offer counsel that can help clients establish and implement programs and strategies designed to ensure compliance with all legal and regulatory obligations.