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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.

Employment Law Videos

Learn more about our approach to Employment Law by watching our videos below. To see more videos from Martin Pringle, click here.

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

Webinar Video: FFCRA Leave and COVID Vaccine Guidance. What Employers Need to Know, January 2021
FFCRA Leave - What Employers Need to Know for 2021, December 2020
EEOC Releases Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccine, December 2020
Missouri Minimum Wage Increase for 2021, December 2020
Rise in Identity Theft-Related Unemployment Fraud, December 2020
Webinar Video: What Employers Need to Know About Terminations & Layoffs in 2020, October 2020
Webinar Video: 2020 I-9 Compliance and Immigration Update. New Forms & COVID Impact, October 2020
Webinar Video: Employment Law: Pitfalls and Tips for Managing a Remote Workforce in the COVID Era, September 2020
Webinar Video: Employment Law: Back-to-School and the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, September 2020

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Employers Cannot Fire Employees for Being Gay or Transgender, June 2020
Webinar Video: FFCRA Update, April 2020
DOL Guidance on Exemption from FFCRA Paid Leave Requirements, April 2020
FAQ for Employers: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act Paid Leave Requirements, March 2020
DOL Offers Second Set of FAQ's to Provide Employers More Clarity on Upcoming Federal Paid Sick and Family Leave Obligations, March 2020
Frequently Asked Questions from Employers about COVID-19, March 2020
Updated Guidance on Families First Coronavirus Response Act From Department of Labor and IRS, March 2020
Legal Issues to Consider When Implementing a Remote Workforce, March 2020
Webinar Video: Families First Cornoavirus Response Act, March 2020
What Employers Need to Know About the Families First Cornavirus Response Act, March 2020
Webinar Video: Martin Pringle Attorneys Answer Employers' Questions About COVID-19, March 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19): How Employers Should Respond, March 2020
New I-9 Form is Here, March 2020
Disciplinary Suspensions - With or Without Pay, January 2020
New 2020 Form W-4, January 2020
USCIS Set to Purge E-Verify Records, December 2019
Department of Labor Overtime Rule Change, October 2019
New Pay Data Requirement for Some Employers, July 2019
Department of Labor Proposed Rule Change Could Affect Overtime Pay for Millions of Americans, April 2019
HB 2259: What it Could Mean for Employers, April 2019
Legal Challenges When Employees Telecommute, November 2018
Kansas Wage Payment Act and Fair Labor Standards Act, May 2018

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