Employment Agreements and Counseling
Cummins & White offers innovative and affordable employment agreements counseling and litigation services to private companies of all sizes. Our lawyers have extensive experience in helping clients avoid legal problems before they happen through effective and clear advice on how to comply with the numerous state and federal laws that regulate the workplace.
Cummins & White provides quality counseling services with an eye towards the prevention of employment disputes and litigation. We believe the first step is to ensure that our clients have an understanding of the issues facing them by:
- Drafting and/or revising employee handbooks
- Drafting and/or revising policies and procedures
- Providing counseling and assistance regarding hiring and firing, including work force reduction
- Training on employment law issues, including
- Sexual harassment
- Employee privacy issues
- Substance abuse testing and medical or disability issues.
Cummins & White lawyers also counsel and draft employment, non-compete and confidentiality agreements. We continually provide advice on executive compensation and benefits, Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) and corporate governance issues.
Our employment practice takes a proactive role in helping employers create strategic approaches to employment relations via employment agreements. We don’t wait for problems to occur. We emphasize preventive measures and human resources planning. The overall goal for our clients is simple: minimize liability and maximize productivity.
Cummins & White lawyers also offer a full range of transactional services as well as ongoing counsel on benefits and compensation matters to employers. Our significant experience and expertise regarding the laws and regulations that govern benefits and compensation matters enable us to offer focused, comprehensive and practical advice on design and compliance issues. We help employers balance advantages and risks for effective benefit plans and other compensatory arrangements.
We work with businesses and their officers, boards and compensation committees in all facets of designing, drafting, implementing and administering executive compensation arrangements and employee benefit plans. In these matters we employ our expertise in the relevant tax, employment, corporate, securities and stock exchange laws and regulations, as well as our knowledge of accounting issues and customary practice and benchmarks, to provide our clients with comprehensive and practical advice. Our lawyers work with you to help ensure that all your plans achieve business objectives, avoid costly disputes, keep up with economic and regulatory change and are administered to help you save time and money.
Cummins & White also plays an integral role in corporate merger, acquisition and divestiture transactions, advising both acquiring and acquired companies on identifying and disposing of assets and liabilities inherent in compensation and benefit plans, planning opportunities relating to integrating work forces and benefit plans and strategies for negotiating these issues in the transaction.