Ancel Glink attorneys are also skilled in risk management of employment claims.
We believe that litigation is often avoided or risk is reduced when employment matters are addressed effectively and timely at their start. We bring creative and practical solutions to the day to day human resource issues that confront our clients’ organizations, including developing policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the law and enforcement of work rules and designing and implementing personnel downsizing and restructuring.
We have written or reviewed numerous employee handbooks and we have helped our clients to achieve compliance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and other State and Federal statutes and regulations which affect employment decisions. Lawyers in our firm have authored many of the chapters on labor and employment law in published municipal, school and park district legal handbooks. An Ancel Glink handbook, Labor Law for Employers, Large and Small can be downloaded from our Resource Center.
We very often advise our clients through the discipline and discharge process, including representation before Boards of Fire and Police Commissioners, Civil Service Boards and the State Board of Education. We regularly advise our clients via “white papers” or “client alerts” on changes in employment laws which affect the workplace. Sometimes most importantly for our clients, we serve as outside human resource advisors for the variety of day to day employment issues that arise.
Some recent projects on which we have worked include:
- Successfully represented a number of police and fire chiefs in discharge hearings before their municipal Boards of Fire and Police Commissioners.
- Successfully represented school districts in tenure teacher discharges.
- Drafted and revised numerous personnel manuals and policies.
- Conducted reviews of job descriptions and duties to ascertain FLSA compliance.
- Advised on resolution of overtime issues.