A statewide and regional leader in the area of employment law, Hirst Applegate has been providing employment law services to its employer clients for many decades. Hirst Applegate attorneys counsel employer clients on a variety of issues, including the “at-will” doctrine, employee handbooks, personnel policies, disclaimers, employment contracts, hiring, disciplinary actions, terminations, workplace safety, and corporate structuring.
The firm has also represented employer clients in a wide variety of employment litigation in both state and federal courts, including cases involving claims for sexual harassment, gender discrimination, age discrimination, disability discrimination, retaliation, breach of contract, wrongful discharge, promissory estoppel, and the covenant of good faith and fair dealing.
The firm also has extensive experience in cases involving state employment agencies and, when necessary, the EEOC. The firm’s employer clients include school districts, municipalities, service organizations, and private corporations, ranging from large publicly traded companies to small family-owned businesses.
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Department of Labor Opinion Letters and New Guidance Regarding Employee Breaks, Travel Time, and Wage Garnishment
Last summer, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) reinstated its practice of issuing opinion letters – official statements of DOL policy – to employers and employees regarding application of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). ...read more
Hirst Applegate attorneys Billie Addleman and Macrina Jerabek successfully represented a northern Wyoming coal mine in contesting a workers’ compensation claim. The former employee alleged he contracted an infectious disease due to a workplace injury resulting in...read more
Attorney Kara Ellsbury recently obtained the reversal of a decision rendered by the Unemployment Insurance Division denying Hirst Applegate, LLP’s client unemployment benefits. After Hirst Applegate provided additional information regarding its client’s separation of...read more
As the days get longer and the summer season beckons, many employers are preparing their summer internship programs. An internship is a great opportunity for a college student or budding professional to gain hands-on experience, and at the same time provides an...read more
For the past few months, allegations of sexual harassment seem to be levied almost daily against politicians, celebrities, corporate officers, and others in positions of power. While the news coverage focuses on the famous, the issue can rear its ugly head in any...read more