If you own or run a business, you already know that managing employees requires a strategic approach that complies with a complex set of laws. Successfully managing your staff while navigating that regulatory maze requires strong preventative programs and a strong advocate to protect the business if those programs fail.
Workplace litigation is not only costly to defend, it also consumes time and energy. With our emphasis on preventive law and a focus on our clients’ business needs, Buckley Law is uniquely qualified to provide counsel on management-side labor and employment issues in Oregon and Washington State. Our attorneys will help you prepare and clearly communicate to your employees sensible employment and workplace policies – policies designed to prevent most legal issues before they occur. We also offer on-site training for you, your management team, and your employees, to help prevent unlawful discrimination claims, including sexual harassment. As part of the training, your business and management team receives training to avoid retaliation lawsuits and claims for wrongful termination.
If an employment dispute does arise, we are also fully prepared to defend your business in court or before a regulatory agency. The Buckley Law employment lawyers are well versed in responding to BOLI, WSHRC, EEOC, and DOL claims. In addition, the Buckley Law employment lawyers are experienced in representing clients in state and federal court throughout Oregon and Southwestern Washington State.
Frequently requested services include:
- Administrative complaints
- Appeals (Oregon and Washington State)
- Discrimination and retaliation
- Drug and alcohol policies
- Employment agreements
- Employee benefits
- Employee handbooks and policies
- FLSA, FMLA, OFLA, HIPAA, ADEA, ADA, MSAWPA & COBRA advice
- Human resource management
- Internal Interview Process
- Investigations of employee complaints (sexual harassment claims, discrimination claims)
- Management representation in labor arbitration
- Representation of employers in state and federal courts before state and federal agencies
- On-site training seminars (avoiding harassment, discrimination, social media and other workplace issues)
- Wage and hour issues