Construction Industry Labor and Employment Law
Construction Industry Labor and Employment Law in Missouri
Labor and employment law issues are often interconnected with construction law and construction disputes. Employers and HR managers must be aware of employee legal rights and employer responsibilities specific to the construction industry.
The Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley provides preventative counseling and litigation services for construction industry clients. Such employment law matters include claims of discrimination, hiring and firing decisions, unfair labor practice charges, employment contract disputes and wage and hour matters.
There have been a number of changes to Missouri employment law over the past few years that have greatly impacted and changed employer practices and policies. Employers are often in need of preventative counseling to update employment practices, policies and employee handbooks. The firm advises clients on employment contracts, severance agreements, confidentiality agreements and drug testing policies.
The firm offers legal counsel in drafting employment contracts, policies, non-compete and trade secret agreements. The Firm assists employers in developing and implementing employment practices and policies that foster positive employee relations and minimize the risk of costly lawsuits.
Discrimination Laws Applicable to Missouri
Claims of discrimination continue to rise and employers are more and more susceptible to charges of discrimination. The Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley provides cost-efficient defense against employment discrimination lawsuits. While maintaining an eye on costs and attorney's fees, the firm is able to adopt a plan for each case that aggressively asserts a company's defenses and limits potential liability. Mr. Dolley has extensive litigation and trial experience in Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment (ADEA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fair Labor Standards, OSHA, the Missouri Human Rights Act and other Missouri wrongful termination laws.
The State of Missouri has adopted the Missouri Human Rights Act which provides that it is discriminatory to not hire, fire or otherwise discriminate against an employee because of such individual's race, color, religion, national origin, sex, ancestry, age or disability or retaliate against an employee for asserting particular legal rights.
Representation before the EEOC and Missouri Commission on Human Rights
The Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley represents clients before administrative agencies, including the EEOC and Missouri Commission on Human Rights. The firm has effectively reduced or eliminated liability for employers by providing a strong and clear position as to the non-discriminatory basis for the employer's actions from the outset of the case.
Litigating Employment Discrimination Claims in Missouri
The Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley provides guidance to employers, management and employees on the applicable state and federal laws that govern employee hiring, compensation, treatment and termination.
In Mr. Dolley's role as counselor, he provides practical, proactive solutions that will help avoid disputes and unnecessary litigation.
The Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley assists in investigating and responding to allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, wage and hour claims and OSHA claims. When these claims cannot be resolved quickly, the firm is prepared to represent clients before administrative agencies and in court. Attorney Kevin J. Dolley is experienced in negotiating and litigating issues relating to employment and severance agreements, confidentiality and non-competition agreements and trade secret agreements.
Mr. Dolley has tried before judges and juries numerous employment cases involving various corporate industries. Attorney Kevin J. Dolley is seasoned in trial work and forcefully and aggressively pursues his clients' interests by asserting claims and defending his clients' positions. Mr. Dolley has an outstanding trial record and proven ability to help clients solve problems in innovative, cost-effective ways.
The Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley's Victory Before the Missouri Supreme Court
A Seminal Change in Missouri Employment Law
In 2007, the Law Offices of Kevin J. Dolley argued for and established before the Missouri Supreme Court a changed employment discrimination standard under the Missouri Human Rights Act at the summary judgment stage in Daugherty vs. City of Maryland Heights. This standard for discrimination claims is unique to Missouri and Mr. Dolley has been the leader and innovator in Missouri labor and employment law in the most recent years.
Missouri Construction Industry Employment Law Attorney
Attorney Kevin J. Dolley handles construction industry labor and employment law matters. Please feel free to contact Mr. Dolley directly to further discuss a particular legal situation that you are facing by calling him directly at 314-450-7883 (toll free at 888-505-0246) or contacting us online