Brown & Kelly provides counsel and advice to businesses and individuals on matters arising out of employer/employee relations. Our attorneys provide advice on federal and state wage and hour laws, employment laws, discrimination laws and covenants not to compete. Brown & Kelly drafts employment contracts, including compensation, confidentiality, trade secret, non-competition, severance and employment arbitration agreements.
Brown & Kelly works with human resource departments, in-house counsel and management to develop and implement employment policies and procedures, which enhance the employment relationship and avoid human resource problems and resulting litigation. We assist businesses in effectuating lay-offs, terminations and reductions in force to ensure compliance with state and federal mandates. We also counsel businesses and individuals on the proper classification of workers as employees or independent contractors.
In the event of litigation, Brown & Kelly attorneys represent clients in federal and state courts involving claims of employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour disputes and breach of employment contracts. Our lawyers appear before administrative tribunals including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Division of Human Rights and New York State Department of Labor.