Employment Law

Serving Harrisonburg, Staunton, Winchester and Nearby Areas of Virginia

Hoover Penrod PLC’s employment attorneys focus on helping your business resolve and prevent problems. Employment law is constantly changing, making it increasingly important for businesses to obtain the advice of counsel when making policy and personnel decisions. Effective counsel can protect your rights and ensure your business is in compliance with the law.

Risk Assessment and Management

When a business comes to us for help with employment matters, one of our most important services is performing a risk assessment. This assessment covers an array of employment law issues, including:

  • Safety
  • Workplace violence
  • Problems involving harassment and discrimination
  • Contract and policy matters

We will work closely with you to determine a cost-effective method to manage risks at your workplace. We can customize your business plan to meet your specific needs.

Ensuring Compliance

Even if you are not currently in a legal dispute with an employee, it is important to ensure your policies, employee handbooks, contracts, and other documents are in compliance with current laws.

We can review your personnel handbook and policies to eliminate inconsistent language and poor drafting that could give rise to breach of contract claims. We can also draft effective disclaimer statements for your business’s handbook that will help to protect you and your business from liability.

Harassment and Discrimination

If you are facing a harassment or discrimination claim, our attorneys will work with your insurance carrier to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the case, as well as the cost of settlement versus litigation. We use our skill in the collaborative law process – along with other alternative dispute resolution methods – to handle employment litigation issues whenever possible.

While our primary goal is to help businesses prevent disputes with their employees, we also represent employees if their rights have been unlawfully violated.

If you are looking for an experienced and trustworthy employment lawyer, please contact Hoover Penrod PLC or call (540) 406-4060 to schedule a consultation with one of our employment attorneys. We serve clients throughout Harrisonburg, Staunton, Winchester, and the nearby areas in Virginia.