Employment Dispute Resolution, Contracts, & Consulting

Employees and contractors can be vital for business success and growth.  But these relationships present significant legal pitfalls and challenges.  Baker Jenner partners with owners and management to resolve employment disputes, to protect company interests and property, and to draft agreements and policies that foster productive worker relations.

Worker Disputes & Litigation

When worker disputes arise, obtaining experienced and effective legal counsel early is crucial. Baker Jenner counsels and defends businesses in claims involving workers, including in areas of:

  • Wage and hour rules
  • Independent contractor classification
  • Harassment and discrimination law
  • Family and medical leave
  • Non-competition
  • Intellectual property 

We are experienced in every stage of employment dispute resolution, including fact investigations, evidence preservation, public relations and in-house messaging, and successful representation in mediation, arbitration, and court.

Contracts and Policies

By building the right policies and procedures, and having the right forms and agreements, businesses can optimally plan for a positive and productive work environment.

Baker Jenner attorneys consult with owners and managers to tailor customized employment documents that meet the requirements of your business operations, industry, and strategic goals.  These include:

  • Executive agreements
  • Employment agreements
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Employee handbooks
  • Policies and procedures
  • Job descriptions

Management Consulting & Compliance Trainings

While having the right policies and agreements in place is an important first step, their implementation and use by owners and managers is equally as vital.

Baker Jenner attorneys are skilled in helping companies navigate the intersection of worker relationships, the law, and strategic business goals.  Whether you need on-the-spot guidance on a specific worker matter or consultation on your long-term initiatives, we can assist you with identifying issues and formulating plans of action.

Baker Jenner also provides interactive training sessions for your managers and employees.  Our customized trainings help your team understand and apply your policies in compliance with the law.  Topics include:

  • Harassment & discrimination prevention
  • Employee discipline and performance improvement plans
  • Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9)
  • Wage and hour compliance

Together, these tools empower businesses to implement their management structures and address pitfalls before costly disputes arise.

Government Regulatory Investigations

A surprise notice or visit from a government regulatory agency can be costly and burdensome.  Baker Jenner attorneys have experience with assisting companies respond to these investigations and negotiating resolutions, including investigations by:

  • Federal Department of Labor
  • Georgia Department of Labor
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Baker Jenner Is Your Go-To Employment Advisor 

If you would like to discuss any of our employment dispute resolution, contract, and consulting services, set up a consultation with Baker Jenner today.