business employment lawMelderLaw provides a variety of employment law services.

Litigation

No one likes litigation. At MelderLaw, we do everything we can to keep our clients out of the courthouse.

However, sometimes it is necessary when an employer assumes a defensive posture when facing a lawsuit brought by another, when a company must enforce its rights under non-compete contracts, defending against discrimination claims, overtime litigation, or other rights.

Government Audits and Investigations

There are a number of federal and state agencies that govern the employer/employee relationship. Some of them include U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These agencies perform targeted, surprise, and complaint driven investigations and audits in order to determine whether an employer is complying with the law.

Unfortunately, many unsuspecting small and mid-sized companies don’t see these investigations as adversarial. They are! Don’t wait for the investigator or auditor to show; the risk is too great.

As a MelderLaw client, you can be prepared for these agency audits and examinations. We partner with our clients to help them avoid the risk of a surprise audit. MelderLaw can perform internal audits or help our clients perform them in order to uncover regulatory liability.

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Employee Relations

Employees are the most valuable resource that a business has.  However, when the relationship turns south, there are times when legal advice may be necessary such as with non-compete contracts, employee terminations, benefits, etc. We can help.

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Employee Compliance

Many employers who retain MelderLaw seek our help because they know their policies and practices are out of date, but don’t know what to do. They turn to us for help.

MelderLaw can keep employers current and compliant with regular counsel, legal compliance audits and training.
Unlike other firms, MelderLaw gives clients a “budgetable” and affordable solution to legal counsel. We have found that those clients who elect to retain us tend to better handle the difficult employment issues when they arise.

We have helped clients avoid or reduce the risk of complicated disciplinary and firing problems. We have helped clients contemporaneously and truthfully develop and organize evidence to support their positions in case litigation ensues. Our retainer clients appreciate the proactive counsel and peace of mind we give them.

MelderLaw has developed an employer guided audit that focuses on hiring, firing, pay, and management practices. We will review the audit with our clients and give them workable solutions to their HR problems uncovered by the audit.

Training is a key component to compliance. We can sit down with your organization’s managers and provide comprehensive training on topics about human resources law, hiring and firing legally, preventing claims of harassment and retaliation, employee discipline, and more.

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Integrated Services

Not only do we offer an innovative flat-fee model that allows clients to have a proactive approach to handling their legal needs but through strategic relationships we can provide cost effective payroll, HR administration, benefits and risk management services as needed through trusted service providers.

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Veterans Services

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