Practice Areas

Dysart Taylor Labor and Employment

Labor & Employment

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With the goal of providing exceptional client service, Dysart Taylor’s Labor & Employment attorneys help large and small employers navigate the multitude of workplace laws and regulations. Our broad range of services includes:

Employment litigation.  We aggressively defend claims and lawsuits when they occur and are committed to providing results-oriented litigation and dispute resolution services.  Our attorneys have extensive experience representing clients before administrative agencies and courts for claims involving:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and Older Workers Benefits Protection Act (OWBPA)
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII)
  • Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866 (Section 1981)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act of l1971 (OSHA)
  • Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA)
  • Kansas Act Against Discrimination (KAAD)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state-level wage & hour laws
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act)
  • State and federal equal pay acts
  • Retaliation and whistleblower claims
  • Sexual and other harassment claims arising under federal and state laws
  • Workplace-related torts
  • Breach of employment agreements
  • Wrongful termination
  • Non-competition agreements and other restrictive covenants
  • Class and collective actions

Employment advice and training. Dysart Taylor’s attorneys provide cost-efficient advice and training for employers who want to minimize the risk of burdensome employment claims.  Our attorneys serve clients with the following needs:

  • Creating and revising up-to-date employee handbooks and company policies
  • Training management and workers on the company’s equal employment opportunity policies
  • Advising employers on legally compliant discipline and termination decisions
  • Day-to-day advice on hiring, performance evaluations, compensation decisions and employee development
  • Reductions in force and corporate reorganizations, including disparate impact analyses, WARN Act issues, severance agreements and group exit plans and releases, employee communication strategies, and outplacement assistance
  • Employee benefits issues
  • Worker’s compensation and unemployment compensation benefits issues
  • Due diligence of employee issues in mergers and acquisitions

Third-party investigations and audits.  Dysart Taylor’s attorneys provide real-world insight when investigating sensitive workplace complaints of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, or other misconduct.  We perform fact-finding investigations and make objective written findings and recommendations. Our attorneys assess legal risk and offer solutions to issues discovered during the investigation.  We also audit clients’ legal compliance in interviewing and hiring practices, EEO practices, recordkeeping, completion and retention of I-9s, OSHA logs, and DOT compliance and drivers logs.  We review jobs to ensure proper classification of employees as exempt or non-exempt, and we evaluate timekeeping and payroll practices for compliance with state and federal laws.

Employment contract drafting and negotiation.  Dysart Taylor serves our clients by drafting legally enforceable non-compete agreements to protect their most valuable trade secrets, customers, and employees against unfair competition.  We also prepare and negotiate executive compensation agreements, severance agreements and releases.