Human Resources Advice and Training

If there is one thing in life and in business that is unpredictable, it is the behavior of people — a challenge managers and human resources professionals handle every day. But with proactive strategies, policies, and procedures in place, many potentially problematic situations can be anticipated, avoided, or handled efficiently before they negatively impact the company.

Goldberg Segalla’s Employment and Labor Practice Group helps organizations implement proactive initiatives that form the backbone of long-term risk-management plans. We counsel clients through a broad range of issues in their day-to-day operations, including when seemingly innocuous actions or decisions could pose significant legal risk and exposure down the road. No question is too big or too small in a business climate marked by ever-increasing regulation and an uptick in retaliation, discrimination, and other employment claims. We work as an extension of your organization to develop the necessary strategies to manage employee relations issues in real time.

We work closely and often on-site with in-house counsel, managers, and human resources professionals to:

  • Develop, implement, or strengthen practical policies and procedures that minimize risk while upholding management philosophy and company culture
  • Conduct general and targeted HR audits
  • Offer innovative solutions to workplace challenges surrounding the hiring, discipline, promotion, and discharge of employees
  • Assist with and conduct workplace investigations
  • Draft, review, and revise offer letters, employment agreements, employment manuals, and handbooks
  • Implement and enforce policies regarding the usage of electronic devices, cloud computing, email, and social media
  • Advise on protection and preservation of confidential information and trade secrets, along with drafting and enforcing non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements
  • Assist with compliance under OSHA and the broad array of workplace safety and health statutes, rules, and regulations
  • Provide guidance through safety and health inspections, audits, and investigations
  • Negotiate and draft separation/severance agreements

In addition, we keep clients abreast of the latest changes to laws impacting the workplace through our regularly published alerts, which are often featured by the Employment Law Information Network and reach thousands of employers and human resources professionals nationwide, and through our Professional Liability Magazine.

On-Site Workshops

Goldberg Segalla offers interactive employment training courses for employees, supervisors, and managers on a wide range of critical topics. These sessions answer tough legal and compliance questions, offer practical guidance, and explore proactive approaches to maintaining a positive work environment while minimizing risk or the threat of a lawsuit.

Following is a small sampling of programs our highly experienced attorneys can present at your business, tailored specifically to your needs and questions. We can present on any labor and employment law topic that would benefit your organization, and we are happy to develop custom programs to address specific concerns you may have.

  • Administering the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) — The Interaction of FMLA, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Workers’ Compensation
  • Dos and Don’ts of Discipline — Hire Right, Fire Right
  • Wage and Hour Compliance and Best Practices
  • Managing Social Media in the Workplace
  • Anti-Harassment and Workplace Sensitivity Training
  • The Importance of Documentation in the Employee Life Cycle
  • Effective Performance Evaluations