The employment practice of Venture LLP is focused on providing a full range of employment law services for employers of all sizes—ranging from Fortune 100 companies to high tech and traditional business start-ups.
We provide day-to-day counseling to employers on a variety of human resource matters, such as exempt/non-exempt classification, sexual harassment, stock options, leave of absence and employee hiring, discipline and termination.
As part of the firm's counseling function, we regularly draft critical employment policies and agreements, a sampling of which includes:
Executive employment agreements
Sexual harassment policies
Independent contractor agreements
Internet/e-mail usage policies
Employee arbitration agreements
In addition, we advise clients on preventative action and issues pertaining to disability and access accommodation, drug and alcohol testing, OSHA, reductions in force and workplace violence, among others.
We also assist in merger, acquisition and sale transactions by conducting labor and employment audits prior to the sale of an existing business, as well as advice and guidance on prospective legal obligations under existing collective bargaining agreements, potential or existing employee lawsuits and issues of liability relating to plant closings or mass layoffs.
We also represent clients in employment law disputes before state and federal courts, including single-plaintiff discrimination and harassment cases, wage and hour class actions, severance agreements, trade secret disputes and covenants not to compete. Our attorneys also handle administrative hearings before the Labor Commissioner and other administrative agencies.