Employment Law

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The Workplace Law Group works with you like an “in house” attorney so your organization receives advice tailored to your industry and employee culture.

Our experienced attorneys serve hundreds of employer members, providing current and accurate advice and counsel on all types of employment and labor law issues.

Every year there more federal and state statutes, city ordinances, regulations, and judicial decisions concerning employment and labor law.


Learn more about our services.

Leave Administration
Depending on the size and location of an employer, its employees may be entitled to over a dozen protected leaves of absence. Managing all these leaves while running a business is challenging and at times creates legal risk. Our lawyers provide members with comprehensive, coordinated advice for administration of protected state and federal leave laws, including Family Medical Leave, State Paid Family Leave, Military Leave, Domestic Violence Leave and Sate Sick Leave. We provide advice on basic and complicated leave administration that includes advice on employee and medical provider communication, required forms, deadlines, and notices.
Agency Representation
If a member’s employee files an administrative charge with an agency, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, Washington's Department of Labor & Industries, Employment Security Department, or Oregon's Bureau of Labor & Industries, our attorneys will advise the employer regarding the agency's process and help the employer prepare their response. We will provide legal advice to members who appear in these matters without an attorney, and in limited situations that do not involve hearings, we may even appear directly on behalf of the member.
Wage & Hour
Wage and hour law is complex. Many employees are digitally connected to their workplace 24/7, which has created enormous potential for wage and hour violations. Although an employer may have both processes and policies in place, a manager or supervisor can put the company at risk for unpaid wages if they are not familiar with local, state, and federal wage and hour laws. Our attorneys provide advice to employers on all wage and hour matters such as what time is compensable? When does a workday begin and end? Does an employee need to be paid for traveling to work? Is an employee entitled to overtime?
Harassment & Discrimination
Employees who are members of a protected class because of age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, or religion have the legal right not to be harassed under a series of anti-discrimination laws. Other protected statuses include victims of domestic violence and political ideology. Pay Equity laws cover the right to equal pay for equal work regardless of protected status. Our attorneys help members minimize the risk of harassment and discrimination claims by advising on consistent employer practices, pay equity audits, and preventative measures to avoid legal action.

Our attorneys provide advice and counsel in all other areas of employment law, including:

  • Application processes, hiring, and terminating employees
  • Separation, employment, and restrictive covenant agreements
  • Drugs, alcohol, and marijuana in the workplace
  • Employer handbook review
  • Garnishments
  • I9 compliance
  • Unemployment claims
  • Reductions in force and lay-offs
  • Social media at work

They treat their members very, very well. They check with one another to research the best answers when a member has a difficult question. You’re not going to get that richness from a series of individual specialists.


More questions?

Don't hesitate to reach out. info@archbright.com