FOCUS AREAS

  • Discrimination charges of all kinds, including based on race, sex, age, disability, and religion
  • Whistleblower Claims
  • Employment Contract Disputes
  • Employment Law & Counseling
  • Executive Compensation
  • Family and Medical Leave
  • Non Payment of Wages
  • Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Classifications
  • Employee vs. Independent Contractor Classifications
  • Harassment
  • Internal Investigations
  • Staff andĀ Board Training on Employment Issues
  • Wrongful Discharge

EMPLOYMENT LAW

Webster, Chamberlain & Bean advises and represents its clients in all facets of employment law.

Webster, Chamberlain & Bean advises and represents its clients in all facets of employment law. Typical matters include discrimination charges, employment policies and handbooks, internal investigations of employee complaints, reasonable accommodation issues, whistleblower claims, unpaid wage cases, overtime payment matters, wrongful discharge claims, and common law torts.

 

We emphasize preventive law, and in that regard regularly prepare, review, and update client personnel manuals. We also draft and review specific policies, such as harassment, whistleblower, and Internet use, and we monitor legal developments so that these client manuals and policies reflect the most current state of the ever-changing law in this area.

 

When a client is considering a termination or similar action, we work closely with the client to help ensure that the matter is accomplished in a manner that reduces or even eliminates the prospect of a resulting lawsuit, including through the use of liability waivers.

 

We have a particular specialty in nonprofit executive employment agreements, representing both organizations and individual executives. Our representation includes drafting, reviewing, and negotiating executive employment agreements, as well as advising as to rights and responsibilities with respect to discharge from employment.

 

Finally, we are experienced in employment matters unique to nonprofit organizations, such as harassment by volunteer leaders.