Public Agency Labor & Employment
Public agencies, like private business, must address all types of labor and employment concerns, from hiring through firing and the many issues that arise in the course of employment relationships. However, public agencies are subject to even greater scrutiny than private businesses and they must comply with more stringent regulations regarding their workers.
Best Best & Krieger LLP (BBK), a recognized leader in advising public agencies, assists hundreds of public agency clients in meeting their employment- and labor-related needs. We help our public agency clients avoid pitfalls and work to resolve issues quickly and effectively when they arise. Our Labor & Employment attorneys advise on all employment and labor matters, conduct investigations into employee complaints and vigorously defend public agency employers in litigation and administrative matters at the federal, state and local levels. Working closely with HR and management, we help ensure that employment decisions and actions comply with all applicable laws.
BBK attorneys provide training for HR professionals, managers and supervisors and assist in establishing, implementing and enforcing best practices and employment-related protocols regarding issues such as:
- Hiring and firing
- Workplace safety
- Disability accommodations
- Worker and manager discipline
- Discrimination, harassment and retaliation allegations
Our attorneys advise on, draft and negotiate employment agreements, compensation terms, employee pensions and benefits, and union contracts, as well as assist with labor-related issues and provide guidance regarding all facets of municipal law, special districts, and fire department, police and educational institution-related matters.
Further, we stay current on legal developments and keep our clients informed with regular updates on labor and employment laws and cases with articles, Legal Alerts, blog posts and other communications.