Delaney Vero, PLLC guides employers with practical and legally sound advice and counseling through all aspects of the employment relationship, including:
Wage and Hour Law Compliance
The failure to comply with federal and state wage and hour laws is a significant source of liability for employers, especially now with increased efforts by the New York and U.S. Departments of Labor and Internal Revenue Service to root out worker misclassification. To minimize the risk of liability, employers need competent legal guidance on employee classifications, overtime pay, use of independent contractors and recordkeeping requirements.
Written employment contracts memorialize the terms and conditions of the employment relationship. Although generally not required, in some situations employers should ask employees to sign a contract. Delaney Vero, PLLC works with employers to develop employment contracts, non-competition agreements, confidentiality agreements and commission sales agreements.
Accommodations in the Workplace
Federal and state laws require employers to engage in the "interactive process" and provide reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities as well as accommodate employees' religious beliefs. Delaney Vero, PLLC guides employers through the interactive process and counsels them on providing reasonable accommodations to employees without undue hardship.
Employee Leaves of Absence
Employers are required to provide paid or unpaid leave to employees in a variety of circumstances. Delaney Vero, PLLC educates employers regarding their legal obligations to provide employee leaves of absence, and counsels employers through challenging employee leave issues.
Performance Management and Employee Discipline
The failure to consistently manage employee work performance can handicap an employer's ability to terminate an employee without facing potential liability and often leads to poor performers sticking around longer than necessary. Delaney Vero, PLLC works with employers to develop effective performance management and disciplinary policies and procedures and offers guidance for managing difficult employees.
Terminations and Reductions in Force
When it becomes necessary to end the employment relationship, whether due to poor performance, operational needs or other business reasons, Delaney Vero, PLLC walks employers though the legal requirements, identifies potential liability and works with employers to minimize any potential risk created by the employment separation.