Labor And Employment Practice — Employer

At Hoeppner Wagner & Evans LLP, our experienced labor and employment attorneys represent corporate clients in a variety of industries. We provide practical, sophisticated and cost-effective advice to employers navigating the myriad of local, state and federal laws and regulations that challenge every employer. We also provide sound counsel to union employers as they navigate difficult issues presented by union efforts to impact the workplace.

Labor Issues

The firm has extensive experience advising clients when complex labor issues arise in areas such as:

  • Labor injunctions
  • Contract negotiations
  • Grievance and arbitration proceedings
  • Strikes and picketing
  • Unfair labor practice charges before the NLRB

Employment Issues

As new and revised employment laws continue to have a profound impact on national work forces, the firm is up to date and ready to help our employer clients address ever-changing and complex legal requirements. We regularly work with clients to review factual circumstances and provide guidance and solutions, mitigating the risk of litigation. We routinely address issues such as:

  • Daily virtual in-house counsel services for nonlitigation employment issues, assisting business owners and human resource professionals with state and federal law compliance matters, terminations and other employment decisions, accommodations under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), leaves of absence and compliance under the FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act), and wage and hour and overtime matters
  • Employment and severance agreements
  • Covenants not to compete and confidentiality agreements
  • Reductions in force
  • Employment Handbooks
  • Discrimination claims involving sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, pregnancy, retaliation, harassment, genetic information, sexual harassment and equal pay
  • Sexual harassment claims and investigations
  • OSHA and workplace safety, related to search warrants, inspections and safety citations issued by the Indiana Department of Labor
  • Supervisor counseling, including annual employment training, compliance and worker injury matters

Initial consultations can be secured at either of the firm's law offices in Valparaiso or Merrillville.