We spend much of our lives in a workplace. Work is an important source of self worth, financial stability and the opportunity to utilize one’s talents and skills. Once an individual passes through his or her workplace door each day, there are important federal and state laws which pertain to the employer-employee relationship. We understand that while most people have a productive and satisfying career, there are times when the employment relationship needs to be documented, channeled, corrected, terminated, righted or resolved. We are available to consult and assist in all aspects of the employment relationship. having extensive experience in legal matters that involve addressing issues and rights in the workplace.
Our practice areas include:
- Affordable Care Act
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Compliance and Risk Analysis
- Covenants Not-to-Compete (Non-Competition Agreements)
- Employment Contracts
- Defense of employment discrimination involving age (Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967), race, color, sex, religion, national origin (Missouri Human Rights Act and Civil Rights Act of 1964) or pregnancy
- Equal Pay Act
- ERISA Compliance
- Executive Employment Contracts
- Family and Medical Leave Act
- Physician Employment Agreements
- Reasonable Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA)
- Severance Agreements
- Sexual Harassment
- Trade Secrets Law
- Union Labor Issues
- Wage and Hour (Fair Labor Standards Act)
- Whistleblower Litigation and Public Policy Exception
Employment Law Articles
New Era for Physician Employment Contracts with wRVUs Becoming Predominant
There has been a significant uptick in employment of physicians by large physician groups, hospitals, and health care systems since the changes in health care reform that occurred during the Obama Administration. As a result, more and more physicians are entering...
A River Runs Through It: Border States of Missouri and Illinois Differ on the Law of Non-Compete Agreements
The width of the Mississippi River is 1,880 feet as it glides past The Gateway Arch, forming a watery boundary between Missouri and Illinois. These states are also separated in their approach for the legal requirements of a non-compete agreement between an employer...
Working From Home Sweet Home
Rewards, Risks and Legalities of a Telecommuting Workforce In today's electronically connected workforce, telecommuting, or working from home, is easier than ever. Some research indicates that higher productivity can be achieved when employees work from home. At the...
Failure to Provide Reasonable Accommodations for Migraine Headaches Addressed by Federal Court
The complex issue of dealing with an employee’s medical condition under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ended up recently before a federal court judge who ruled that the plaintiff’s complaint had stated a claim for relief. The plaintiff alleged...