Employment Law & Compliance

Employment law matters have become increasingly complex.  Each year new laws, regulations, and case rulings further change the employer-employee relationship.

One aspect, however, remains constant – the value of proactive legal advice.

For companies, the best employment law litigation matter is the one that never occurs.

At Mattox & Wilson, we help companies minimize the risk of employment litigation through proactive counsel and advice concerning matters such as hiring, review, and termination practices; employee policies and procedures; and employer compliance issues, such as those concerning:

  • Age,
  • Disability,
  • Gender,
  • National origin,
  • Pregnancy,
  • Race, and
  • Religion.

We start by meeting with company officers and human resources managers to learn about the company and the employment policies, procedures, handbooks, and compliance practices that have been adopted.  After reviewing these matters, we can then make suggestions about actions and changes that may benefit the company.

A secondary benefit of this process is that if an employment matter arises in the future, we will be familiar with the company and can provide prompt advice.  We provide advice and counsel on employment matters concerning laws such as the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) compliance issues.

Employment law litigation.

If your company has been threatened with a lawsuit or sued by an employee, we can help.   We have extensive experience in employment matters and represent clients in both federal court and Indiana state court.  As soon as an employment law matter is initiated, an employment law attorney should be consulted, even if the claim is considered frivolous.

While company management may feel that there is no basis for the claim; nonetheless these matters should be taken seriously.  Often the EEOC may provide a request for a response concerning a complaint by an employee; these requests should be forwarded to an attorney prior to responding.  Related matters likely also require legal advice, such how an employee should be treated who had filed a discrimination charge or a lawsuit against the company.

We are available to defend companies and their officers and company management in a wide range of employee claims such as:

  • Claims of hiring practice violations,
  • Wrongful termination,
  • Workers’ compensation retaliation,
  • Non-compete and severance agreements, and
  • Breach of contract for executives, directors or employees.

If your company or a company officer is facing an employment claim, please call our firm to learn about our employment defense litigation practice.  We can schedule a meeting with you at your convenience to learn about your matter.

Mattox & Wilson

420 Elsby Building 117 E. Spring Street New Albany, IN 47150

Contact Us 812.944.8005

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