Human Resources & Personnel Matters
In addition to compliance with applicable federal, Pennsylvania, and local laws, rules, regulations, and ordinances, the employment relationship is a complex area because it involves management of an employer's most valuable resource, which is its human resources. The management of the employment relationship involves dealing with complex economic, family, emotional, and other aspect of an employee's life. While employers would like employees to keep their personal lives separate from their work lives, as a practical matter employees are simply unable to separate their personal lives from their work lives. This lack of separation requires employers to be prepared to address a number of complex legal and practical issues that are presented by employees.
Our attorneys have the experience, knowledge, and commonsense to guide employers through understanding and addressing employees' concerns. We assist employers in addressing specific employee concerns such as drug and alcohol issues, domestic issues, economic issues, criminal issues, and other personal matters that have an impact on an employee's ability to fulfill their obligations to the employer. Addressing such complex personal issues involves providing reasonable accommodations, utilizing criminal history information, and providing employee assistance. We provide advice to ensure that our clients are complying with the law and addressing employee concerns.