Labor and employment law in the United States is truly a patchwork quilt. Various federal laws and regulations govern every aspect of the employment relationship, from pre-employment background checks to workplaces rules, from pay practices to union relations, and everything in between. In addition to the extensive federal requirements, states – and many local jurisdictions – have their own specific laws and regulations. These laws can vary widely from place to place.
Martenson, Hasbrouck & Simon LLP attorneys closely monitor employment-related legal developments across the country and, in many cases, have developed relationships with the government officials who create and enforce these laws. We provide our clients with immediate notice when new legal obligations arise. For example, when a city passes a new law governing sick leave, clients are notified and offered a thorough explanation of how this change impacts their business. We also work with clients to develop the compliance strategy that best fits their business.
Additionally, our expertise regarding legal requirements for employers allows us to efficiently help clients develop handbooks and other policies for multi-state operations. This means letting our clients know where their general policies will work, and where different, state or local-specific policies may be necessary. We work closely with our clients in developing plans that not only comply with the law but meet their specific business needs.