Employment Counseling And Litigation
Protect Your Kentucky Business Against Risk From Employee Disputes
Kerrick Bachert, PSC, can help protect your business against risk from employee disputes. Whether your needs are defense of a claim through litigation or assistance in creating an employee policy or handbook, we have experience in these areas. KB can draft sound employee handbooks, establish policies and procedures that comply with a wide variety of state and federal laws, provide assistance involving workplace disputes and investigations and if necessary, defend you in litigation. We understand the importance of protecting the rights of both employers and employees. Whether it be eligibility for medical leave or an employee’s “fitness for duty,” it is important to handle employer/employee situations carefully and with an eye toward legal concerns.
One way to prevent issues is to thoroughly train all decision-makers. This provides your organization someone to consistently handle routine employment matters. When properly trained, these decision-makers can recognize situations requiring more in-depth analysis and counsel.
KB’s attorneys can train on such topics as:
- Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Sexual harassment
- Sexual discrimination
- Wage and hour compliance
KB can also assist with the following types of disputes and issues:
- Discrimination claims
- Wage and hour claims
- Unemployment compensation claims
- Workers’ compensation
- Employment contract drafting and disputes
- Developing and reviewing employee handbooks/personnel manuals
- Sexual harassment claims
- FMLA, ADA, ADEA, Title VII claims
If your organization faces employee allegations of discrimination on the basis of age, race or religion, KB will assist in the investigation of those allegations and formulate responses.
When your organization is served with a lawsuit or administrative complaint, it is imperative you respond quickly by retaining legal counsel who will promptly protect your interests. Kerrick Bachert, PSC, has handled cases in state and federal courts around the commonwealth, before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, the Kentucky Unemployment Insurance Commission and the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights. The attorneys at KB will provide clients with advice that is sensitive to the bottom line and will help to achieve the best possible outcome in the case.
United States Department of Labor — www.dol.gov
United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission — www.eeoc.gov
Kentucky Labor Cabinet — www.labor.ky.gov