Representation for Businesses

We represent and provide counseling to small and mid-sized businesses with respect to workplace issues. We also provide preventative counseling and policies which help them anticipate and prevent unnecessary litigation.

BLG assist clients in drafting employment contracts, handbooks and related policies to ensure that their workplace is efficient and lawful. BLG can also provide training to your employees and supervisors to make sure they understand the laws related to sexual harassment and discrimination. The appropriate policies and procedures will significantly decrease the likelihood that you will be involved in litigation.

If your company is confronted with a charge of discrimination or a lawsuit, we can provide a vigorous and strategic defense.

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Workplace Polices and Procedures:

  • Employee Handbooks and Employment Policies
  • Compliance with Federal, State and Local Laws Against Discrimination
  • Fair Labor Standards Act Compliance (FLSA)
  • Compliance with Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Compliance with Disabilities Act Requirements (ADA)
  • Compliance with Laws Regarding Pay and Employee Compensation
  • Implementing Progressive Discipline
  • Administering Appropriate Performance Reviews

Diversity Training and Implementation:

BLG offers on-site training, seminars and preventative counseling for various categories of personnel on the following topics:

  • Sexual Harassment
  • Other Forms of Discrimination (Gender, Race, National Origin, Disability, Religion, Sexual Orientation etc…)

Human Resources Administration:

BLG advises management on how to best comply with local, state and federal laws governing the work environment. We advise clients on their rights and obligations under some of the more complicated laws including:

  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Unemployment Insurance
  • Disability Insurance

Management of An Organized or Union Free Workforce:

BLG has experience with traditional labor law issues and can help you with the management of your workforce within the parameters of Federal Labor Law or a Collective Bargaining Agreement. If you wish to re-negotiate an agreement in place, we can work with you to accomplish that goal as well. Areas of focus at BLG include but are not limited to:

  • Collective Bargaining
  • Labor Relations Management
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • Grievance Arbitrations
  • Elections and Election Related Issues
  • Matters and Trials Before The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

Workplace Security and Privacy:

It is essential that your workplace remain safe. BLG will help you to ensure the safety of your personnel and the proprietary information they work with. We can advise you on decisions with respect to:

  • Management of Personnel Records
  • Employee Surveillance
  • Email Monitoring
  • Medical Records Management
  • Drug Testing

Labor and employment issues can become especially complex to deal with in an educational environment. At BLG we are sensitive to the priorities of educational institutions and can assist you in managing the workplace while keeping the focus on students.

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