Employment Law & Litigation

Employment Law: Our attorneys advise both employers and employees on a wide range of day-to-day employment matters, addressing workplace and employment issues, and essentially helping them avoid costly legal proceedings. Adkisson Pitet LLP counsels and advises on:

  • Employment agreements and offer letters
  • Employee handbooks, personnel policies, and benefits
  • Hiring and background checks
  • Discipline, demotion, and termination of employees
  • Wage and hour issues, including determination of exempt and non-exempt status, and independent contractor/misclassification
  • Leaves of absence
  • Reductions in force
  • Investigation of claimed harassment, discrimination, and retaliation
  • Protection of confidential and proprietary information and trade secrets
  • Employment issues arising from mergers, acquisitions and plant closures (acquiror or acquiree) such as benefit plans, employee manuals, employment contracts, and terminations

Employment Litigation: Our attorneys have significant expertise prosecuting and defending employment related cases.  When employment claims arise, Adkisson Pitet LLP counsels our clients with the goal of resolving claims reasonably, quickly and effectively.  When claims cannot be resolved, our experienced litigators represent employers in litigation involving:

  • Breach of employment contract
  • Class action defense
  • Defamation
  • Disability, pregnancy and family leave
  • Discrimination in hiring and promotions
  • Discrimination claims based on race, gender, age or religion
  • Employee grievances and arbitrations
  • Harassment
  • Independent contractor classification
  • Emotional distress
  • Meal and rest break violations
  • Misappropriation of proprietary data and trade secrets
  • Retaliation
  • Sales commission disputes
  • Wage, hour and overtime disputes
  • Whistle-blower litigation
  • Workplace invasion privacy
  • Wrongful termination

If you would like further information on our Employment Law & Litigation practice, please contact Chris Pitet.