Employment Lawyers

Employment Counseling & Preventative Advice

Sands Anderson's North Carolina and Virginia employment lawyers have extensive experience in the field of employment counseling and employment litigation.  Our clients include corporations, partnerships, sole proprietors, executives, and non-profits from a variety of industries as well as local governments and agencies. 

We provide common sense strategies and solutions for troubling human resource issues and aggressive litigation while being conscious of your bottom line.  We are prompt in meeting our clients' needs whether we are engaged in the review and drafting of employment policies and contracts, advising on the administration of personnel policies including immigration and employee benefits issues, or legal representation in state and Federal courts and before administrative agencies such as the Department of Labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, or Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. We serve as experienced counsel to insurers and insureds providing defense under employment practices liability ("EPL") policies.  Our attorneys provide staff training and are frequently invited to present at the meetings of professional associations.   

HR Policy and Contract Drafting, Audits

We review and update existing policies as well as audit existing HR systems.  We draft employment contracts, including non-competition and confidentiality clauses, and severance agreements.

Employment Advice & Counsel

Employers are increasingly confronted by lawsuits challenging their actions in hiring, supervising and terminating employees.  To reduce the likelihood of agency proceedings or lawsuits, Sands Anderson attorneys use a preventative approach to assist clients in complying with employment-related laws and rules. 

Employment Litigation

Sands Anderson has a long history of providing highly effective and aggressive litigation services.  Our employment lawyers have successfully handled litigation, mediation, arbitration and grievances on behalf of employers, insurers and insureds in a variety of areas.

HR Policy and Contract Drafting, Audits

We review and update existing policies as well as audit existing HR systems.  We draft employment contracts, including non-competition and confidentiality clauses, and severance agreements.

Our Employment Practice Group Team Provides Expertise Regarding:

  •  Affirmative action and OFFCP audits
  •  Civil Rights Defense
  •  Class action defense
  •  Discipline and termination/layoffs
  •  Discrimination cases involving all protected categories/retaliation claims
  •  EEOC, DOL and NLRB defense
  •  Handbooks, personnel policies and audits
  •  Employment torts: defamation, negligence in hiring supervision/business interference
  •  Equal pay and wage/hour issues
  •  Executive contracts and compensation drafting
  •  Grievances
  •  Independent contractor status
  •  Insurance coverage disputes
  •  Non-competition agreements, trade secrets protection
  •  Paid and unpaid leave issues
  •  Privacy and information security issues
  •  Training and executive coaching
  •  Unemployment compensation
  •  Union avoidance
  •  Workplace safety and health
  •  Wrongful discharge

Employee Benefits

Our attorneys assist employers by overseeing all types of employee benefits plans of all types for executives and staff.  We also counsel clients concerning employee benefits relating to business sales, acquisitions and relocations.

Our Goal

Sands Anderson wants to be your employment law firm of choice.  We pride ourselves on our highly rated employment lawyers who know that prompt responsiveness, good communication skills, and providing value for your money are key elements to a successful relationship.

Resources

With offices in Virginia and North Carolina, the employment attorneys of Sands Anderson serve clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic.

Our Employment Lawyers Will Work in Partnership with You

Employment Lawyers welcome the opportunity to work with you in creating solutions best suited to your needs. Benefit from our experience. Contact the Employment Lawyers of Sands Anderson through our online form.





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