Recent local and national events should have served as important reminders to businesses of all shapes and sizes of the vital and necessary role effective employee policies and procedures play in the protection and success of those businesses. Sexual harassment and employee discrimination are serious matters that can forever impact the employee’s life while, at the same time, irreversibly damage a business. On one hand, employees must know their rights under the law and understand the avenues available to them to report impermissible conduct and to receive fair compensation when their employment rights have been violated. Likewise, employers must understand the obligations imposed upon them by state and federal employment laws and proactively cultivate an inclusive, compliant, and competitively successful workplace environment.Our lawyers are uniquely positioned to help both employees and employers alike in all facets of labor and employment law and human resources. We bring nearly twenty years of broad-based experience in these areas to provide our clients with day-to-day advice on how to handle every aspect of employee hiring, promotion, and termination and to implement best practices for handling personnel issues and compliance with local, state, and federal laws. We prepare employee handbooks, policies and procedures manuals, and personnel forms; all of which form the basis of establishing a workplace culture that demands respect, transparency, and compliance. We work with management on implementing in-house HR departments and programs and help employers properly communicate with their employees to help protect our clients from unnecessary and costly litigation.