Archbright’s experienced legal team offers advice and counsel on complex employment law issues, conducts thorough investigations, represents employers in defense of agency claims, and responds to complex wage and hour issues.Members trust Archbright’s attorneys for all matters essential to attracting and retaining a thriving workforce.
Archbright's legal staff provides timely and expert advice to member questions involving all types of employment law issues including: hiring and firing, discipline, leave administration, wage and hour, discrimination and harassment, non compete agreements, confidentiality, no solicitation and severance agreements, reductions in force, exempt or non exempt job classifications and independent contractor status.
Currently in Washington, employees are protected by over a dozen laws pertaining to leaves of absence. The legal staff at Archbright provides members with comprehensive, coordinated advice for all of these leaves such as FMLA, Domestic Violence Leave, and leave granted as an accommodation to a disability. Our attorneys provide advice, forms and written templates that ensure compliance with deadlines and legal requirements.
All attorneys on staff at Archbright are trained to assist members with internal investigations regarding harassment, theft or other incidents occurring at work. Attorneys are experienced in all phases of investigations: interviews, documentation, and preparation of written findings.
Receive a charge of discrimination from the EEOC or audit request from Employment Security of Washington? Archbright's legal staff assists members in responding to all agency complaints and audits including from these agencies: EEOC, Human Rights Commission, Departments of Labor, Labor & Industries and OSHA. Attorneys are prepared to appear for the member and/or act as legal counselors to members who prefer to appear without an attorney.
Archbright provides competent legal advice to members on federal and state wage and hour law issues, including: properly classifying employees as exempt or non-exempt and as independent contractor or employee; rectifying mis-classification issues; preserving exempt status through proper pay practices; lawful methods for determining hours worked and overtime; meal and rest break requirements; deductions from pay; and commission pay plans.
Legal staff provided onsite training for management and employee on Harassment Awareness, Workplace Violence, Legal Issues for Managers and numerous other legal compliance topics. Archbright attorneys work with members to provide relevant, customized and timely training sessions.
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