New Albany Mediation Attorney

Employment Law in Kentucky and Indiana

Advice and Counsel to Employers

Federal and state laws and regulations impose many legal obligations on employers.  Ensuring compliance with those obligations and keeping up with changes in the law can be time consuming for businesses that prefer to devote their time and attention to the business itself and confusing for those that are not legally trained.  At McNeely Stephenson, we provide cost-effective advice and counsel to employers so they can take care of their employees and business, avoid costly missteps and unnecessary litigation and focus on what they do best.  Some of the services our attorneys provide include the following:

  • Preparing and updating Employee Handbooks
  • Developing personnel and employment-related policies and procedures
  • Crafting employment agreements, separation agreements, restrictive covenants and other employment-related contracts
  • Structuring severance plans for both individual terminations and multi-employee lay-offs
  • Providing in-house trainings on best practices in all aspects of employment law
  • Providing counsel and guidance with respect to employee disciplinary matters and terminations
  • Advising employers with respect to wage/hour and benefits issues
  • General counsel with respect to all facets of the employer-employee relationships and assistance in navigating any unique circumstance that may arise
  • General counsel with best practices to avoid employment litigation

Litigation Advice, Counsel, and Representation

McNeely Stephenson’s Labor & Employment practice is comprised of experienced and professional litigators that are well-adept at evaluating and meeting the needs and goals of their clients—whether it be through obtaining a favorable settlement or achieving dismissals or jury verdicts.  Our attorneys have zealously and successfully represented their clients in the following areas:

  • claims of unlawful discrimination and retaliation under Title VII, the Kentucky and Indiana Civil Rights Acts, the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”), and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”)
  • claims of unlawful discrimination, retaliation, and/or violations of the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”)
  • claims of wrongful termination, as well as wrongful failure to hire or promote
  • wage and hour disputes
  • breach of employment contract claims
  • workers’ compensation retaliation
  • enforcement of non-compete agreements

Our attorneys at McNeely Stephenson are prepared to handle these cases pending before state agencies, such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”), Indiana or Kentucky Human Rights Commissions, or other state agencies and also have extensive experience handling these matters in both Indiana’s and Kentucky’s federal and state courts.