Pierce & Shearer has expertise in a broad spectrum of employment law issues. We analyze, counsel and negotiate on behalf of employees or employers on the following topics:
• Wage and hour compliance
• Bonuses and commissions
• Wrongful termination claims
• Severance agreements
• Employment agreements
• Board of directors issues
• Performance issues
• Discipline and Termination counseling
Legal representation in employment law matters can encompass a variety of strategies; coaching and counseling from ‘behind the scenes’ for a pivotal career meeting, alerting an employer of potential liability and reviewing personnel files are just a few first steps the Firm considers in an employment case.
Employment law matters are often resolved outside of court. Many employment agreements specifically dictate that disputes are to be resolved by an arbitrator or mediator. Some employment disputes are handled by administrative agencies. However, if a lawsuit is the best option, Pierce & Shearer can and will aggressively litigate in state or federal court.
We don’t just represent employees. We are also accomplished in helping employers avoid or minimize potential liability. The Firm can recommend and implement upgrades to an employer’s policy handbook, provide advice for how to manage the termination of an employee and represent employers in arbitration, administrative hearings and litigation.