Employment Law & Investigations

Nardone Limited is actively involved in the legal representation of closely-held businesses, including dental and other professional practices, involving employment matters. This representation includes (i) advice on the discipline and discharge of employees and related documentation matters; (ii) Equal Employment Opportunity Commission/Ohio Civil Rights Act compliance and representation; (iii) claims for unemployment compensation benefits representation; (v) internal and background investigations;  (iv) federal and state employment regulation compliance (e.g., discrimination laws, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Workers’ Compensation, the Familiy and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act); (vi) contract negotiation, administration, and arbitration; (vii) personnel system assessment and development; (viii) assistance with the interview process, hiring and related documentation matters; and (ix) management/supervisory training on various employment topics (e.g., discipline, discharge and documentation; performance evaluations; discriminatory harassment; interview process, hiring and documentation).

Representative engagements include:

  • Preparing employment agreements and separation agreements and releases
  • Providing an analysis of discipline/discharge facts and circumstances to provide guidance, advice and options and to identify potential liability concerns
  • Representing the employer and responding on its behalf to charges of discrimination, including sexual harassment
  • Representing the employer in claims for unemployment compensation benefits
  • Conducting legal research and providing advice on various employment issues
  • Representing the employer in developing an employment handbook, or updating the employer’s employment handbook
  • Conducting background investigations as part of the hiring process
  • Conducting Fair Labor Standards Act compliance and position audits and reports
  • Assisting in, and or conducting sexual harassment or other internal investigations