Labor & Employment Counsel

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The attorneys at CowanPerry routinely handle a wide array of employment matters, spanning the breadth of the needs of employers in our region. Whether it is a complicated FMLA issue, a delicate employee termination, a reduction in force, a trade-secret protection program, a charge or complaint of discrimination, a union grievance or contract negotiation, or an executive employment agreement, we’ve done it and have the expertise to guide you each step of the way through the potential minefield of employment law.

With both extensive practical and courtroom experience representing employers for nearly twenty years, our attorneys are familiar with the ins and outs of Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, and the whole “alphabet soup” of state and federal employment laws. We also prepare and annually update affirmative action plans for a large number of businesses in the region.

We assist employers with:

  • Employee handbooks, policies and compliance issues
  • Training and EEO compliance programs
  • Employment and non-compete agreements
  • Wage hour and exempt status issues
  • DOL and OFCCP audits
  • FMLA compliance
  • Affirmative Action Plans
  • Responding to EEOC Charges
  • Investigating and responding to harassment and discrimination complaints
  • Turn-key start up packages for employers relocating or beginning operations in Virginia
  • HR helplines for providing timely responses to legal questions in the human resource area
  • VEC unemployment compensation appeals
  • Union avoidance, grievance and arbitrations for unionized employers, and contract negotiation