Steve chairs the firm’s Business and Employment & Labor practices. His work covers the gamut of employment and labor law. His advice practice is dedicated to helping employers solve problems such as employee discipline and discharge, leaves of absence, discrimination and harassment claims, and threats of employee violence. Steve enhances employee handbooks and prepares and negotiates employment, confidentiality and non-compete agreements. He also counsels executives and professionals on employment and separation agreements, and assists with corporate transactions such as purchases and sales of businesses.
Experience — Employment and labor counsel in sales of business, including due diligence, drafting of purchase agreement language, preparation of offer letters, executive employment agreements and employee communications.
Assistance to client in reductions in force.
Counseling of clients facing threat of workplace violence.
Creation of documentation for background investigations, hiring, leaves of absence, requests for disability accommodation, last chance agreement and severance agreements.
Preparation of policies such as travel pay, use of cell phones and social media.
Management training on employment law topics, including avoiding harassment and discrimination, performance management and hiring.