Employment and Employee Benefits

Rich May, P.C. represents employers and employees across a wide range of industries, helping our clients minimize employee liability risks, create productive workplaces and solve human resources problems. We also work with executives negotiating the terms of their employment and compensation.  Our services address a full range of employment issues including:

  • executive employment agreements
  • independent contractor and consulting agreements
  • nondisclosure, non-competition, and non-solicitation agreements
  • hiring and retention practices
  • offer letters
  • bonus, commission and profit-sharing plans
  • equity and other incentive plans
  • workplace conduct, discipline and discharge
  • family, medical and disability leaves of absence
  • workplace privacy
  • employee handbooks
  • drug-testing
  • sexual harassment and discrimination claims
  • wrongful discharge claims
  • enforcement of non-competition and nondisclosure agreements
  • trade secret misappropriation claims
  • wage and hour issues and unemployment and disability benefits
  • terminations, layoffs and plant closings
  • separation agreements
  • discrimination and harassment training

Representative Transactions

Represented a construction contractor in the successful resolution of a claim brought by the Department of Labor alleging that the contractor had failed to pay in excess of $600,000 in overtime due to employees for time spent traveling to and from job sites.

Assisted a manufacturer with plants located throughout the United States in the creation of an employee personnel policy manual and employee handbook which addressed the federal and differing state employment laws.

Obtained a multimillion dollar arbitration award and cancellation of noncompetition covenants on behalf of two brokers who were constructively terminated by a securities firm.

Secured jury verdicts in favor of defendants at trial in cases asserting age and handicap discrimination claims.

Representation of a company that was sued by a former executive who claimed that the company failed to pay him hundreds of thousands of dollars in extra compensation.  After a three-day trial, the jury determined that the company did not owe the executive any money.

Counseled multi-state advertising services company on compliance with federal WARN Act and state "Mini-WARN" Act in connection with facility closing.

Obtained permanent injunction and money damages for technology company in trade secret claims against competitor and former employee.