Employment

Employment Law

Wallowa Mountains, Oregon. Photo credit Steve Rollins

We represent both employers and employees. Our experience on both sides of the table is invaluable in helping us provide our clients with efficient and cost effective solutions to their employment-related concerns. We help employers with “preventative practices,” which include developing and implementing employment policies and handbooks that can decrease the chances of litigation. We also advise employers and clients on contract negotiations and how to comply with changes in the laws and regulations affecting their businesses. If necessary, we defend them from employment claims brought against them. We also assist employees in negotiating employment and other agreements, severance packages, and non-competition agreements, and we evaluate potential claims. Our attorneys handle claims in state and federal courts, both at the trial and appellate level. We also appear before administrative bodies, including the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Bureau of Labor and Industries.