Employee Discipline, Hiring, Firing & Background Checks
Federal and state laws, regulations, and guidance can initially seem daunting to various human resources professionals, but MacDonald Illig's Labor & Employment Practice Group is available to offer direction on topics ranging from an employee's initial interview through departure. The attorneys of MacDonald Illig are knowledge and can provide guidance in all aspects, including but in no way limited to the:
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA);
- Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA);
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA);
- Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA);
- Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA);
- Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act;
- Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law;
- Equal Pay Law; and
- Local Human Relation's Commissions' Ordinances.
Our attorneys can provide advice on pre-employment applications and interviews, which are subject to various considerations in what and when certain questions can be asked of potential employees. During the course of employment, our attorneys remain easily accessible to discuss decisions regarding discipline including possible termination, which we recognize must be handled with superior legal knowledge and attention to detail to ensure future review by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, local commissions, and/or judges results in well-reasoned determinations.
MacDonald Illig's interdisciplinary Labor & Employment Practice Group is experienced at all levels - from a simple telephone call for advice from a human resources manager to counsel for employers and employees alike in complex litigation - we are here to provide guidance and assurance in your employment decisions.