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Employment/Labor Law

In today's marketplace, businesses not only compete for customers, but also compete for quality employees.  Navigating through this competitive environment requires a comprehensive knowledge of employment laws and related regulations.  The Attorneys at Flick Law Group help employers and individuals navigate through all aspects of employment and labor law including employee discipline or termination, contract Employment/Labor Lawnegotiations, preparation of personnel policies, and representation in litigation.

The legal landscape for employers is constantly changing.  Particular areas of concern for every employer, no matter how large or small, include:

  • Employee discrimination and retaliation.
  • Proper payment of wages.
  • Employee classification.
  • Use of independent contractors.

Planning and Documentation

A large percentage of employment-related problems can be avoided with proper training, planning and advice prior to making employment decisions.  Employee handbooks, accurate written job descriptions, and employment contracts are essential tools for employers in today's marketplace.   Employers should also consider other documents to protect business interests including non-competition agreements, confidentiality, proprietary information and non-disclosure agreements, and severance agreements when necessary.  The attorneys at Flick Law Group regularly advise both businesses and individuals when the need arises to draft, review, and negotiate such documents.  When advising clients in such matters, Flick Law Group Attorneys look beyond the specific facts to the client's individualized needs and culture.  This approach allows our Attorneys to provide a holistic, customized, well developed and knowledgeable approach to dealing with employment related matters that meet the particular employer's or individual's needs. 

Our Attorneys are also available to provide training to human resource support personnel, managers, and other personnel in areas including preventing employment discrimination and retaliation, record keeping, payment of wages, and employee classification.

Employment Litigation

Flick Law Group Attorneys represent clients before state and federal agencies and courts, in all facets of employment litigation including unemployment disputes, employment discrimination, wage and hour disputes, and breach of contract issues.  Prior to litigation, our Attorneys work closely with clients to develop solutions in order to avoid litigation.  However, when litigation becomes a reality, our Attorneys work with our clients to develop a litigation strategy that takes into consideration each individual client's needs and goals. 

"John Flick's knowledge of employment laws is impressive.  His ability to explain legal issues in a practical, down to earth way has helped me successfully deal with many situations."

Dale DelleChiaie
Director of Human Resources

Gardner Visiting Nursing Association, Inc.
Gardner, MA