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Martin Pringle helps you navigate the logistics and mechanics of your employment law needs. We keep you moving forward by ensuring you are in compliance with federal and state laws. We’ll handle the legal issues, and you can get back to the fun of running your business.

Attorneys in Employment Law

Employers sometimes find it frustrating that they spend so much time trying to comply with a variety of complex federal and state laws and regulations, when all the other demands of successfully running a business in today's environment are so pressing. Our lawyers have expertise in a wide variety of employment-related services, and can help ensure that our business clients' employment applications, contracts, performance evaluations, job descriptions and employee handbooks conform to all applicable laws. In addition, we try to help our clients avoid costly and disruptive litigation with timely advice about layoffs, harassment and discrimination claims, wage and hour laws, OSHA issues, workplace violence, drug testing programs, employee discipline and other problems that arise all too often in today's workplace.

Martin Pringle's employment lawyers advise and counsel employers in a wide-variety of matters, including:

  • hiring practices
  • employment applications and job descriptions
  • drafting and revising employee handbooks
  • drafting and reviewing employment contracts including restrictive covenants (non-compete and non-soliciation agreements) and trade secret provisions
  • employee performance evaluations and improvement plans
  • employee discipline
  • terminations including severance agreements and layoffs
  • records retention
  • Affirmative Action/OFCCP (federal contract) compliance
  • employee background check and FCRA compliance
  • employee leave issues including FMLA
  • reasonable accommodation for disabilities (ADA compliance)
  • wage and hour requirements and pay equity, including FLSA
  • wage and hour/FLSA audits
  • employee drug testing
  • workplace safety and health including OSHA compliance
  • immigration law compliance and audits
  • discrimination (sex, age, race, religion, disability, etc.) and sexual harassment compliance and investigations

Martin Pringle's employment attorneys represent employers in myriad administrative proceedings and litigation relating to:

  • discrimination and harassment charges and lawsuits
  • non-compete/non-solicitation (restrictive covenant) and trade secret litigation
  • wage and hour disputes
  • whistleblower protection
  • other employment contract disputes
  • Workers' Compensation defense (including administrative fraud and abuse and uninsured employers)
  • Workers' Compensation subrogation
  • occupational disease lawsuits

We have broad experience with state and federal agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Kansas Human Rights Commission, the Kansas Department of Human Resources, the Missouri Human Rights Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor and OSHA. If litigation is necessary, we also have significant litigation experience in both state and federal courts.

Supporting Documents

Actions Speak Louder Than Words: The Kansas Supreme Court Finds FedEx Drivers are Employees and Not Independent Contractors, October 2014

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