Employment Law – Human Relations

At the law office of Copple, Rockey, Schlecht, Mason & Werth P.C., L.L.O., we are known for our ability to provide detailed, experienced, quality legal representation in a full spectrum of practice areas. Our firm is committed to providing clients with the legal counsel that is necessary to avoid expensive litigation when possible and efficiently resolve disputes when they arise.

Our employment law practice is focused on providing effective representation in transactional matters, such as employment contracts, and diligent representation when disputes arise. We work to develop practical solutions that meet the needs of clients.

About Our Clients

Copple, Rockey, Schlecht, Mason & Werth P.C., L.L.O., represents and advises both employers and employees in employment law and human relations (H.R.) matters including:

  • Employment contracts: Our attorneys ensure that the interests of our client are fully served in confidentiality agreements, non-compete agreements, severance agreements, and other employment contracts. We negotiate, draft, and review employment contracts on behalf of employer and employee clients.
  • Employee handbook: We work with business clients to develop a comprehensive employee handbook that adequately addresses issues involving sexual harassment and other discrimination or harassment, workers’ compensation procedures, grievance issues/procedures, and other important matters. In addition, we offer effective human resources training on all relevant employee handbook issues in order to avoid future potential employment disputes.
  • Employment litigation: Our lawyers represent employees and employers in employment disputes involving harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, whistleblower retaliation, wage and hour disputes, breach of contract disputes, workers’ compensation matters, and other employment law matters.

When Should a Person Contact an Employment Lawyer?

Knowing when to hire an employment lawyer can help you maintain a fair and respectful workplace. It can also help you protect your rights if you have been mistreated. We recommend contacting an employment lawyer if you are involved in a workplace dispute or you need advice regarding state and federal employment laws. 

Legal guidance is not needed for every employment matter that may arise. However, some are particularly difficult, such as those that impact wages, job security, and workplace safety. These issues usually warrant the advice of a skilled employment lawyer.  

Should You Contact An Employment Attorney Before Going To HR?

You have a serious employment law-related complaint. Do you reach out to an attorney or your company’s human resources department first? It depends on the situation. 

Some matters can be fixed with the help of HR. Going to HR can also strengthen your case if they ignore the problem and you choose to take legal action. 

However, if you are concerned about retaliation or your complaint being used against you, it might be safer to talk to an attorney first. Our team can help you figure out the best course of action.

Let Our Attorneys Help You

Whether you or a family member has been injured or are in need of personal injury or business law assistance. Contact Copple, Rockey, Schlecht, Mason & Werth P.C., L.L.O. We will combine our experience, persistence, and meticulous research to ensure that you receive superior service. Our firm will hit the ground running for you and your family so you can get help as soon as possible. Don’t hesitate to contact us today.