Attorneys in Fort Smith, Arkansas

Phone: 479-782-8813

Labor & Employment Law

The attorneys of Robertson, Beasley, Shipley & Robinson represent employers in all areas of labor and employment law. They have considerable experience in providing practical advice concerning legal matters which can arise daily in the workplace, including hiring and human resources issues, compensation practices, wage-hour issues, employee misconduct and disciplinary actions, employee loyalty issues, and proprietary information and trade-secret protection.

Our attorneys regularly assist managers in navigating and maintaining compliance with the complex state and federal laws and regulations that relate to employee relations. They routinely evaluate needs and provide counsel and advice relating to the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), and the Fair Labor Standards Act. (FLSA), among others.

They also work closely with clients to assist in the careful preparation of personnel manuals, affirmative action plans, and drug-and-alcohol policies. They draft all manner of employment-related documents, including employment agreements, separation agreements, non-competition agreements, and non-disclosure documents.

Our attorneys have extensive experience in representing management across multiple forums. They are familiar with investigations and lawsuits involving the Department of Labor, including those under the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act. The firm’s attorneys have successfully represented state, local, and national employers in all aspects of traditional labor-management relations, including labor arbitrations and union contract and collective bargaining negotiations. They also have extensive experience in providing effective and zealous representation before administrative agencies, as well as in state and federal courts.

Should the need arise, our attorneys have the expertise to provide comprehensive litigation counsel and support. They have managed cases spanning the range of employment law, including contract administration, discrimination cases of all types, hiring, discipline, and discharge matters, harassment issues, and employee benefits. In each instance, Robertson, Beasley, Shipley & Robinson attorneys seek to provide their employer clients with a timely, cost-effective resolution to the legal issues affecting their business.

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