Arbitration and Litigation

  • Managing Employment Lawsuits to Minimize Costs and Maximize Success
  • Arbitration & Class Action Waiver Agreements: Should All Your Employees Sign Them?
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution: Factors When Considering Mediation and Arbitration
  • Avoiding Employment Litigation Landmines: Employee Management Strategies to Minimize the Risk of Litigation
  • Tips for Employers when Managing Relationships with Outside Lawyers: Understanding your Rights, Responsibilities, and Standard Industry Practices

Hiring, Firing, and Paying Employees

  • Can I Really Pay this Employee a Flat Salary?: Factors that Affect Whether Employees are Exempt from Government Overtime Laws
  • What Time is Compensable for Hourly Employees?: Considerations Related to Work from Home & the Road, Travel & Dressing Time During the Day, and Meal & Rest Breaks
  • Handling Problematic Employees: Performance Management, Documentation, and Progressive Discipline
  • Navigating the Difference Between Employees and Consultants/Contractors
  • How to Appropriately Fire Employees: Required Paperwork, Communication Strategies, and Securing a Release of Legal Claims
  • Managing Layoffs, Closures, and Reductions in Force: Legal & HR Considerations When Letting Go of Groups of Employees
  • Legal Pitfalls in the Hiring Process: Background Checks, Interview Questions, and On-Boarding Paperwork
  • Can I Hire an Employee Subject to a Restrictive Covenants with a Past Employer?: How to Avoid Being Sued Based on the Violation of a Non-Competition or Non-Solicitation Obligation
  • Protecting Confidential Information and Customer Goodwill through Non-Competition Agreements with Employees
  • Employee Handbooks: Important Policies, Legal Obligations, and Recent Compliance Developments
  • Investigations 101: Strategies for Running Highly Professional Inquiries within Your Organization

Protected Leaves, Retaliation, and Discrimination

  • Creating a Harassment-Free Workplace
  • Preventing Discrimination & Harassment in the Workplace: What Employers Need to Know about Legal Obligations and Strategies for Minimizing Problems
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Explained: Evaluating Accommodation Requests and Managing Interactive Dialogues with Disabled Employees
  • How to Appropriately Respond to Employee Complaints and Avoid Whistleblower and Retaliation Lawsuits
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Explained: Protected Leaves and Job Guarantees
  • Managing Intermittent Leave Requests under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Implementing Strategies to Prevent Fraud & Abuse
  • Defending against Administrative Discrimination Charges Brought by Employees: How to Navigate the Procedures of the Federal EEOC and Equivalent State Agencies

Employee Privacy and Record Retention

  • Privacy in the Employment Context: When Does an Employer Cross Line?
  • Employee Data Protection Obligations of Employers
  • Employee Personnel Files: What Goes in Them, What Stays Out of Them, and When You Need to Share Them with Employees


  • Remaining Union Free: Mechanisms for Gauging Employee Satisfaction and Responding to Union Organizing
  • Preparing for Negotiations with Labor Unions: Strategies for Maximizing the Odds of Positive Outcomes
  • Managing the Grievance & Arbitration Process in a Unionized Workplace


  • The 10 Most Important Compliance Obligations for New Hampshire
  • Due Diligence Strategies: Evaluating Employment Risks in the Context of Mergers and Acquisitions
  • The Evolving Workplace: Recent Developments in Labor & Employment Laws