Every business that has employees has employee legal issues.  The best way to manage those issues is to take a proactive approach to policies and practices that minimize exposure to risk, and maximize workplace efficiency and quality within the context of laws and regulations.  There are too many workplace laws and regulations for any small employer to be currently informed, and they change constantly.  Not only does James Loots have experience spanning more than 30 years representing employers in workplace issues, he is the former chair of the D.C. Commission on Human Rights, charged with enforcing the District’s anti-discrimination statutes, and an active and contributing member of the Society for Human Resource Management.

We work with clients to ensure their business organizations not only comply with the law, but operate in such a manner as to minimize the risk of employee claims – regardless of the validity or lack thereof – so you can devote your attentions to profitably running the business.  But when problems do arise, three decades of experience in managing Employment Law claims and litigation makes LootsLaw the ideal choice to represent your business in any dispute.

Some of the Employment Law services the firm provides include:

  • Employment practices “check up” and legal compliance audit to help protect against claims.
  • Creating and updating employee manuals with the latest “best practices” and local law compliance.
  • Assisting clients in the creation and maintenance of accurate job descriptions, including criteria that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and proper hourly/salaried “exempt” classification.
  • Analysis and, where appropriate, creation of Independent Contractor work agreements.
  • Representation before state and federal agencies and courts on wage/hour and overtime compensation disputes.
  • Representation before state and local agencies and courts on unemployment compensation disputes.
  • Representation before state and local agencies and courts on worker’s compensation claims.
  • Representation before state and local agencies and courts on sexual harassment and gender discrimination issues.
  • Representation before state and local agencies and courts on other discrimination and harassment issues.
  • Appeals of initial decisions of employment matters before trial courts or agency tribunals.
  • Executive Compensation and profit sharing agreements, including particularly not-for-profit entities.

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