Services

Practice Area

Employment Counseling, Compliance and Litigation

Primary Contacts:

Kathlyn Graves

P. (501) 688.8831
Little Rock

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Byron L. Freeland

P. (501) 688.8810
Little Rock

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Overview

Mitchell Williams advises clients on the myriad of laws applicable to the workplace today with an eye toward minimizing our clients’ exposure to potential employee complaints, government agency actions, and union-related problems.

Counseling and Compliance

Our employment law team works with clients to develop and continuously update employee handbooks and supervisory policy manuals. 

We advise clients regarding the full range of employment laws and regulations and related workplace issues, and we counsel clients on:

  • drug, alcohol, sexual harassment, leave and disability policies

  • compliance and complaint procedures

  • electronic communications policies

  • employment and separation agreements

  • restrictive covenant agreements

  • participative management programs

  • affirmative action compliance

  • training on equal employment opportunity regulations, including sessions on race, age, disability, and sex discrimination; harassment; and FMLA compliance

  • wage and hour compliance

  • OSHA compliance and workplace safety policies

  • workers’ compensation policies

  • employee discipline, discharge and restructuring issues

Litigation

When employment disputes arise, Mitchell Williams lawyers aggressively defend employers in administrative proceedings before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and state fair employment practice agencies.  We conduct investigations, prepare position statements and documentation, and represent employers in litigation, arbitration or mediation processes.

Our employment litigation team handles claims and litigation including:

  • Breach of contract

  • Wrongful discharge

  • Race, age, sex, disability and other protected statuses

  • Defamation, infliction of emotional distress and other tort claims

  • Sexual, racial and other types of harassment

  • Retaliation and whistle-blowing

  • Non-compete covenants and trade secrets