Frequent Employment Law Issues Across Our Desks


Every day we get calls from clients who have questions about a wide variety of employment law issues.  Each subject included in this blog outline is an area of frequent concern for our clients.  Perhaps you have questions or concerns about these as well?  If so, we would be happy to help you resolve your issues. 

Hiring Process

  • Offer letters/contracts
  • At-will employment/cause and severance
  • Classification FLSA/job description
  • Bonus (discretion vs. formula)
  • Commission Agreements
  • I-9s
  • Drug testing, background checks
  • WTPA
  • Restrictive Covenants

Mandatory Employee Handbook Sections

  • Voting Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Crime Victims Leave
  • Jury Duty Leave
  • Expressing Breast Milk
  • Bereavement Leave

First Year

  • Policy orientation
  • Reviews
  • Discipline
  • Reward/incentive

Ongoing Challenges

  • FMLA
  • PTO/holidays
  • Title VII/SDHR
  • Wage deductions
  • Meal breaks
  • Technology/social media


  • PTO
  • Litigation risk
  • Property return/IP protection
  • Severance/release (OWBPA)
  • COBRA/termination letter
  • WARN
  • Unemployment