Labor & Employment Law

The attorneys at Birdsong & Armstrong strongly believe that managing personnel today requires an ability to address employment law issues related to age, race, gender, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy, health, and military status.  Concerns may arise at any time during the employment relationship from hiring to promotion to separation.  Our attorneys are well versed in the federal and state laws governing these issues.  Working with a wide range of commercial clients and governmental entities, our attorneys have been successful in educating clients to avoid claims, defending claims that are made, and minimizing exposure to liability.  We assist clients in developing personnel policies and practices that contribute to a sound human resources program.

Areas of practice include:

  • alternative dispute resolution
  • corporate transactions
  • counseling, advice and training
  • discrimination and sexual harassment
  • drug and alcohol testing
  • EEOC issues and charge handling
  • employment contracts including executive, physician contracts
  • employment litigation
  • employment practices and audits
  • employment policies and handbooks
  • employment termination and torts
  • Title VII, FMLA, ADA and FLSA (employment related acts)
  • wage and hour issues

Employment documents reviewed and/or drafted include:

  • employment agreements
  • professional service agreements
  • independent contractor agreements
  • non-disclosure agreements
  • confidentiality agreements
  • sales representative agreements
  • intellectual property agreements
  • separation agreements
  • severance agreements
  • employment handbooks
  • employment policies