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Ardra O'Neal provides a comprehensive guideline to help attorneys advise companies and law-firms on whom to lay-off, how the procedure should be implemented, and the various legal structures that warrant consideration.  O'Neal gives special attention to issues of cost, the impacts of the lay-off, accuracy, documentation, and notice provisions.  Alternatives to lay-offs are also discussed.

 

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Labor and employment laws affect the entire legal relationship between employers and employees, from the initial application and interview process expanding into every aspect of daily operations, including job descriptions, wages, promotions, reviews, terminations, benefits, mergers and acquisitions, and the successful resolution of disputes alleging discrimination, harassment and unfair labor practices. Because the myriad of laws that apply to the labor and employment relationship exist at all levels of government -- federal, state, county and even city -- making sense of these often conflicting legal requirements is more of a challenge than ever for employers. Knowing what to do and when to do it is The O’Neal Firm’s core competency.

The O'Neal Firm, LLP provides a comprehensive range of labor and employment law counsel and representation to emerging and established business owners. Because of our experience, we are able to offer employers advice and defense in all the increasingly complex areas of labor and employment law. We zealously defend and conscientiously counsel employers in the full range of labor and employment matters.

The O'Neal Firm, LLP is uniquely qualified to represent not only employers, but also employees. We are effective advocates for individuals because we understand the complex issues employers consider when making personnel decisions. Because we know just what drives business owners to resolve employment disputes, we excel at obtaining favorable results for our employee clients as well as our business owner clients.

 

 

Employment Discrimination

Sexual Harassment

Wrongful Discharge

Retaliation

Defamation

Discipline and Discharge Processes

Wage Disputes

Maternity, Medical or Military Leave Matters

Compensation, Commission and Non-compete Agreements

Severance and Separation Agreements

Employee Privacy Matters

Lay-offs and Reductions In Force

Proper Classification of Employees and Independent Contractors
   

The O'Neal Firm, LLP draws from its expansive legal expertise to provide all clients innovative, cost-effective solutions to labor and employment disputes. Our expertise and continuing focus upon employment-related matters assure our clients reduced start-up times, greater cost efficiencies and better outcomes. The Firm is founded on the core belief that strong relationships with clients are critical to understanding their business principles, their professional goals and their legal needs in order to effectively advocate on their behalf.

p Defended various national corporations, school systems and governmental agencies in employment discrimination cases asserting gender, race, sexual harassment, national origin, age, religion and retaliation claims.

p Obtained dismissal of race discrimination suit filed against one of the nation's largest trucking companies.

p Defended FLSA class action suit filed by more than 1800 plaintiffs against one of the nation’s largest poultry processing companies.

p Defended sexual harassment lawsuit against a leading telecommunications
corporation.

p Defended race discrimination class action suit filed against one of the nation’s largest mining companies.

 
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