Rebar Kelly has established its Employment Law Group as a leader in issues that affect its clients in numerous industries. Employment law falls under the umbrella of both federal and state statutes, as well as administrative regulation and judicial precedent. When workers file claims for employment discrimination, unemployment compensation and workers’ compensation, these claims fall under employment law. Likewise, overseeing workplace safety and standards, fair wages, retirements and pensions, employee benefits, and much more are part of this wide-ranging legal area. Employment law deals with both the employer and the employee’s actions, rights and responsibilities, as well as their relationship with one another. Because of the breadth and scope of the subject matter which falls under the classification of employment law and the diversity of employees engaged in our clients’ businesses, our clients rely on Rebar Kelly’ attorneys to guide them through the extensive regulations which impact on their companies. The attorneys in Rebar Kelly’ Employment Law Group are experts on:

  • Americans with Disability Act (ADA)
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Duty of Fair Representation
  • Employee Retirement Income Act (ERISA)
  • The Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA)
  • The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Immigration and Nationality Act
  • Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959
  • National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
  • Reporting Requirements of the Department of Labor
  • Restrictive Covenants
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Regulations, Policies and Procedures

The clients of Rebar Kelly Employment Law Group depend on us to counsel them in essential areas such as:

  • Analyzing and drafting job descriptions to ensure employees are properly classified as “exempt” or “non-exempt” under the FLSA
  • Determining whether employees should be classified as Independent Contractors versus salaried employees
  • Developing employee handbook and policies & procedures
  • Drafting employment contracts
  • Investigating allegations of harassment and/or discrimination and evaluating the merits of these claims for proper resolution before costly litigation is commenced
  • Negotiating with labor unions and resolving labor grievances

Many areas of employment law such as sexual harassment and employment discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability are areas which have extensive legal history and precedent. While Rebar Kelly’s Employment Law Group are experienced and well versed on these topics, we also strive to be thought leaders at the forefront of new issues such as accommodations for nursing mothers, policies regarding the use of social media by employees and discrimination based on sexual orientation. Rebar Kelly’ clients count on our extensive experience handling employment matters and vision to identify emerging issues coupled with the knowledge of our clients’ businesses to help minimize risk and exposure for them.