Practice Areas

At The Packer Firm we provide legal services centered on the needs of small and mid-sized businesses. We provide services in almost every area of the law that affects their strategy and operations. We emphasize getting to know our client businesses intimately because we understand that legal counsel is only useful if it can be put into action in each client's unique organization and culture.

Employment Law

Employers are subject to a dizzying number of federal and state employment laws – from wage and hour laws like the Fair Labor Standards Act to the leave requirements of the Family and Medical Leave Act. Even non-unionized employers are subject to the National Labor Relations Act. While most employers strive to treat their employees fairly, navigating the maze of statutes, regulations, court cases, reporting obligations and notice requirements can be extremely difficult and even well-meaning employers may find that they have unintentionally placed themselves at risk. 

We can help you develop policies and procedures that satisfy your employees’ needs, achieve your business goals, comply with the law and minimize liability. Contact us for help with:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Immigration and Reform Control Act (IRCA)
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

among others. Many federal employment laws also have equivalent state laws that may have different or even greater requirements.

We help our clients:

  • Draft/review/revise employee handbooks
  • Develop, draft and implement appropriate policies and procedures for recruiting, hiring, firing, promotion and discipline
  • Advise on appropriate keeping of employee records and government reporting
  • Advise on individual hiring, firing and discipline decisions

Please contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation on how we can help your business with employment matters.