Employment Law

An employee’s lawsuit that is never filed is a better win for our business clients than a favorable verdict after a long and costly trial. However, the main asset of many small to medium-sized businesses is their workforce. At Martin & Squires, we maintain an active employment law practice to address potential employee issues by performing compliance audits, providing the right policies and procedures. By offering thoughtful advice and counsel, we assist our business clients in preventing employee claims and lawsuits and government investigations.

Employment law services we provide include advice and counsel for:

  • Risk management; including discipline and termination
  • FMLA and other leave issues
  • Substance abuse and drug testing
  • Wage and hour compliance
  • Workplace investigations, including investigations of employee discrimination and other complaints
  • Manager and employee training on harassment
  • Discrimination and other employment laws
  • Record-keeping and regulatory compliance

We routinely assist clients in drafting various personnel documents and agreements, such as:

  • Job application forms
  • Employment policies and procedures, including employee handbooks
  • Confidentiality, non-compete, and trade secret agreements
  • Employment contracts and agreements, including Executive compensation plans
  • Commission and other employee compensation plans
  • Independent contractor and consulting agreements
  • Affirmative Action plans
  • Separation agreements and releases
  • Reduction in Force (RIF) plans

Under the practice area of Employment Law, we also represent our clients in their dealings with state and federal administrative agencies, such as the federal NLRB, EEOC and Department of Labor; the Minnesota Departments of Human Rights, Labor and Industry and Employment and Economic Security; and the Wisconsin Department Workforce Development.