Dietrich VanderWaal, S.C. attorneys work in tandem with private and public employers providing counsel on all aspects of human resource management. The breadth of services offered includes counsel on highly sensitive issues such as workplace harassment, employee privacy, employee compensation, drug and alcohol testing, and disciplinary issues. In addition, attorneys design and assist with the development, implementation, and enforcement of policies and procedures relating to hiring practices, employee handbooks, state and federal discrimination laws, FMLA, FLSA, ADA, OSHA, and workers’ compensation.

Dietrich VanderWaal, S.C. offers a depth and breadth of legal services provided to private and public sector employers. Those services include:

  • Employment Discrimination

  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Compliance

  • Workers’ Compensation

  • Unemployment Compensation

  • Employee Handbook/Policies

  • Affirmative Action Plans

  • Wage and Hour Claims/Department of Labor (DOL) Audits

  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Compliance and Policy Matters

  • Employment Agreements, Including Noncompete/Confidentiality Issues

  • Severance Agreements

  • Plant Closing/Mass Layoff (WARN compliance) Issues

  • Discipline/Discharge Issues

  • Training

  • Workplace Investigations

  • Employment Law Audits

  • Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance

  • Qualified Retirement Plans

  • Executive Compensation Design and ComplianceCOBRA and HIPAA

Our attorneys review policies and procedures to ensure compliance with state and federal Family and Medical Leave Acts and counsel employers on legislative compliance.  In addition, our attorneys represent employers involved in litigation with the Department of Workforce Department, Department of Labor, and state and federal courts and administrative agencies with respect to compliance with the state Family and Medical Leave Act and discrimination, unemployment compensation, and workers’ compensation matters.

We also have a long history of providing labor relations for unionized and non-unionized work forces.