Protecting Employers in Danbury and Throughout Connecticut
Rely on employment attorneys who are experienced in both employer and employee representation
Collins Hannafin, P.C. offers a wide array of employment law services. Our labor and employment law attorneys represent both employers and employees in matters involving workplace rights, compliance with state and federal employment laws and regulations, and in litigation and mediation between workers and employers. Our comprehensive experience gives us valuable insight when advising both employers and employees in employment matters and disputes.
Employer compliance with state and federal employment laws
For employers, we understand that the best protection against liability on workplace claims results from proper planning, training, and communication. Our employment law attorneys work with Connecticut employers of all sizes to help their supervisory and human resources personnel understand the legal aspects of recruiting, hiring, compensation, discipline, and termination. We review and develop personnel policies and handbooks for our clients, conduct training sessions, and advise our clients on the requirements of state and federal employment laws that affect their businesses.
Negotiation and enforcement of employment and severance contracts
Our employment law attorneys are experienced in preparing and negotiating contracts on behalf of businesses of all sizes, including:
- Employment contracts: Employees in Connecticut are generally “at will”, which means that an employee can be terminated for any reason as long as it is not a legally prohibited reason. One of the exceptions to the “at “will” rule is when an employee has an employment contract that limits the circumstances which may result in termination of employment. Employment contracts typically also describe the employee’s responsibilities and employer’s expectations, and set restrictions on the employee’s activities both during and after employment. Our employment law attorneys are experienced in preparing, reviewing, and negotiating employment contracts on behalf of employers.
- Non-compete, non-soliciation, and confidentiality agreements: Employers invest a considerable amount of time and money into their employees. Employers want to protect the valuable information that their employees receive from them and the businesses that they have built. Our employment law attorneys prepare, review, and negotiate agreements that can help our clients protect their businesses, including non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, and confidentiality agreements.
- Severance agreements: Although Connecticut employees are generally “at will”, employers sometimes offer severance agreements in conjunction with a layoff or in response to an employee’s claims of wrongful or discriminatory termination of employment. Typically, the severance agreement will require an employee to give up certain rights in exchange for severance payments and benefits. Our employment law attorneys frequently prepare, review, and negotiate severance agreements for our clients to assist them in bringing closure to the employer/employee relationship and to minimize future exposure.
Litigation of employment law claims
An employer may be faced with a lawsuit by an employee or former employee claiming a violation of workplace laws. We appreciate that such lawsuits can be very challenging for an employer, taking time and money away from a business. We work with our clients, to help them understand the process, weigh their options, thoroughly prepare for all stages of the case, and minimize exposure. Our experienced employment law attorneys represent employers in an extensive range of litigation matters at both administrative agencies and courts throughout the state of Connecticut including:
Do not wait until an employee files an employment complaint against your company
Contact Collins Hannafin, P.C. to ensure compliance with federal and state labor and employment laws. Call 203-744-2150 or contact us for more information or to schedule an appointment. Our employment law attorneys include Laura A. Goldstein and Robert M. Opotzner.