Employment Law

G&G's 4 decades of experience helps its business and nonprofit clients successfully navigate a daunting array of regulatory compliance issues and litigation risks. Experienced white water river guides keep a journey of "fun in the sun" from morphing into "What went wrong?" and "If only we had been told."

Likewise, G&G wants to be your river guide in the fast moving waters of human resources. Hundreds of G&G clients have successfully negotiated the HR rapids and shoals utilizing the tools and counsel of G&G's deep bench experience with HR policies, practice, litigation, counseling, and confidential internal or independent employment-related investigations.

G&G represents employers who are just starting up to those who have been started by our nation's founders. All receive experienced counsel in all aspects of employment law from daily human resource counsel, advising on executive compensation contracts and packages, minimizing work-place conflict, to assisting proactive senior leadership conduct discrimination/ harassment audits, to counseling the board as it walks through high level HR investigations, etc..

G&G helps its client implement preventive measures to reduce the risk of litigation, comply with employment regulations, and equip them to address every stage of the employer-employee relationship – from recruiting, interviewing, hiring, discipline, to termination. These measures consistently followed avoid or resolve most conflict. Should conflict nevertheless escalate, G&G has extensive resources and experience to guide in workplace conciliation, mediation, and arbitration to resolve most such conflicts without litigation. In the rare instances where litigation become unavoidable, we marshal our extensive experience before judges and juries to obtain the best possible results for employers – whether that takes us to administrative agencies or to state or federal court.

G&G represents business and nonprofit employers in areas such as:

  • Best Practices for Human Resource Policies, Including Record Keeping
  • Recruiting and Job Advertising
  • Social Media Policies
  • Comprehensive or Targeted HR Audits of Policies, Practices, Procedures, and Contracts
    Background Checks
  • Updating Noncompete, Nonsolicitation Provisions
  • Employment Contracts and Hiring Issues
  • Structuring Key Senior Leadership Compensation Packages
  • Comprehensive Audits of Personnel Policies and Procedures
  • Wage and Hour Compliance – Overtime payment and Employee Classifications under the FLSA and State Law
  • Affirmative Action Planning and Labor Requirements of the Federal Service Contract Act
  • Leave Issues under the FMLA, ADA, and Workers' Compensation
  • EEO Training, Audits and Civil Rights Investigations
  • Internal Investigations Related to Potential Discharge and Discipline of Employees
  • Reorganizations, RIFs, and Workforce Reduction Issues under WARN
  • Charges of Race, Age and Gender Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Retaliation
  • Noncompete and Nondisclosure Agreements
  • Nondisclosure Agreements Concerning Intellectual Property and Trade Secrets
  • Risk Management Related to Childcare
  • Legally Differentiating Independent Contractors from Compensated Employees
  • Legally Differentiating Volunteers from Compensated Employees
  • Termination-related Tort Claims such as Wrongful Discharge, Defamation, Intentional Infliction,
  • Assault and Battery, and Negligent Hiring and Supervision
  • Termination Issues
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution and Conciliation, Mediation, and Arbitration

Our employment practice also has decades of experience serving the unique needs of churches, schools, associations, NGOs, and other nonprofit and tax exempt entities – whether faith-based or strictly charitable:

  • First Amendment Freedoms In The Workplace
  • Religious and Educational Purposes and Identity
  • Unique Tax And Employment Issues For Pastors
  • Risk Management Related to Children's Ministry
  • Risk Management Related to Pastoral or Nonprofit Counseling
  • Statements of Faith
  • Religious Hiring, Ministerial Exceptions, and Bona Fide Occupational Qualifications
  • Housing Allowances, and SECA Exemptions
  • Religious Exemptions from Certain Nondiscrimination Laws
  • Codes of Conduct and Anti-harassment Policies
  • Donor Solicitation Compliance under State Law