Experienced Legal Guidance for Employers
Wise Carter’s Labor & Employment group works with employers, human resources professionals, and business owners in risk management, corporate compliance, and employment litigation matters.
We recognize and evaluate an employer’s risks and develop employment policies and practices to help minimize those risks.
By understanding how various state and federal employment laws intersect and sometimes conflict, Wise Carter’s team can provide guidance that navigates those difficult areas.
Corporate Compliance Services
Our services in corporate compliance help avoid employment decisions and situations that lead to costly litigation.
Human Resources Counseling
Our corporate compliance practice includes counseling to assist employers in day-to-day employment decisions, including:
- Drug and alcohol testing
- Pay and overtime pay
- Background checks
Wise Carter provides legal advice that empowers employers to make sound decisions for their business as well as their employees.
Manager and Employee Training
Wise Carter provides in-house training for managers and employees regarding all aspects of employment law as well as the specified policies and practices of the employer.
Document & Contract Preparation
A regular part of our practice is drafting and providing advice regarding:
- Employment contracts
- Policies and procedures
- Separation agreements
- Independent contractor service agreements
- Union contracts
We routinely assist with harassment and discrimination investigations, evaluating employees for overtime and minimum wage exemptions, union negotiations and provide assistance in all aspects of employment law.
Wise Carter attorneys have experience handling employment litigation matters before both state and federal trial and appellate courts, the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission (EEOC), the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Mississippi Employment Security Commission.
Our employment litigation practice reaches virtually all aspects of employment law, including, but not limited to:
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
- ADA: The Americans with Disabilities Act
- ADEA: The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
- EPPA: The Employee Polygraph Protection Act
- EPA: The Equal Pay Act
- FLSA: The Fair Labor Standards Act
- FMLA: The Family Medical Leave Act
- FCRA: The Fair Credit Reporting Act
- NLRA: The National Labor Relations Act
- PDA: The Pregnancy Discrimination Act
- USERRA: The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
- The Rehabilitation Act
- Contract disputes
- At-will employment issues
- Wrongful termination
- Wage and Hour laws
- Unemployment benefits
- Whistleblower protection statutes
Why Wise Carter
Wise Carter works to understand an employer’s particular business structure, workplace culture, and larger industry in which the employer operates.
This understanding allows Wise Carter to provide legal advice that empowers employers to make sound decisions for their business as well as their employees.
This understanding also allows us to be zealous advocates when defending employers in labor and employment law disputes and litigation.
For more information on Wise Carter’s Labor & Employment legal services, please contact Jennifer Scott.