Successful Resolution of Employment Issues

Business Advisory Group attorneys regularly advise and counsel a regional pharmacy provider with customers throughout the United States on employee hiring, disciplinary and termination matters. Last year, we successfully resolved a lawsuit filed by a former employee in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of PA alleging violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

Our employment attorneys met with management at a Montgomery County based company offering materials testing, calibration services, dimensional inspection and chemical analysis. Our attorneys assisted management in revising its employee handbook and written employee policies, and also provided sexual harassment training to its employees in order to protect the company from claims of harassment or discrimination in the workplace. We regularly consult with the company’s human relations manager regarding a wide variety of employment and personnel matters to assure compliance with federal and state law and to avoid claims of discrimination and/or wrongful termination.

Attorneys in the Business Advisory Group regularly advise and represent a worldwide provider of amplifier systems and modules. This company regularly consults with the Business Advisory Group in a variety of business matters including import/export issues, contract negotiations, commercial litigation matters and unemployment compensation hearings. Most recently, we successfully defeated a former employee’s claim for unemployment compensation benefits which claim was made despite the employee’s termination for willful misconduct.

Questions Every Business Must Ask

Q. Has your business recently reviewed its legal structure to determine whether it is set up in the most advantageous manner for legal and tax purposes, considering recent developments and changes in the law?

Q. Do the owners of your business have a current, updated buy-sell agreement which controls how ownership interests in the business are to be transferred in the event of an owner’s death, disability or termination of employment?

Q. Have the owners of your business developed a succession plan to define how ownership and authority will transition upon the death or retirement of the present owners?

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