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Employment Law

6860738bf97f23fac71161c97ed2ed3f_f129A 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.

Related Legal Updates

Department of Labor Wage and Hour opinion.

The Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division recently issued an opinion confirming that an employer cannot delay designating FMLA-qualifying leave as FMLA leave and cannot designate more than 12 weeks of leave (or 26 weeks of military caregiver leave) as FMLA leave....

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FMLA Leave and Teachers* By Mandy Good and Shaina Case

Teachers, like any other employees eligible for FMLA leave, are typically entitled to up to 12 weeks of FMLA leave in a 12-month period.  Employers can choose the method for counting the 12-month period within which the 12-weeks of leave may occur (e.g., fiscal year,...

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