Human Resource Law
Human resource law regulates nearly every step of the employment process and helps to insure fair hiring practices. Laws and regulations such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 are designed to protect employees from illegal discrimination due to race, gender, age, religion, or mental and physical disabilities. These laws are governed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and various state and local laws. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is also responsible for enforcing the Equal pay Act of 1963, Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, Americans with Disabilities Act, and Vocational Rehabilitation Act among others.
Human resource law is an important area for employers as many of the laws related to human resource law can allow an applicant or employee to collect punitive and compensatory damages against an employer.
Our attorneys have experience in providing companies with the human resources training and counseling they need to address all employment and human resource law related issues including background checks, disability leave, harassment investigations, social media policies, and many other concerns relating to human resources law.