Kagan Stern attorneys serve as valued legal advisors to businesses and individuals on matters concerning the employment relationship.  Our mission is to help companies develop and implement effective policies, procedures, and practices that mitigate risk and reduce the likelihood that employment-related claims are made against the company or individuals employed by the company.  As legal advisors, Kagan Stern attorneys are not only guided by the expanding number of federal, state, and local statutes, as well as common law principles, that govern the employment relationship, we also provide sound, practical advice to help companies manage the risks associated with the employment relationship. 

Our attorneys advise clients on strategic matters, such as trade secret protection programs (which include non-compete, non-solicitation, non-disclosure, and other employment agreements), wage/hour compliance, independent contractor relationships, employee handbooks, and other policies, procedures, and practices.  We also advise clients on matters that arise on a day-to-day basis, such as termination decisions, separation and severance agreements, employee discipline, leave requests, requests for reasonable accommodations (whether to accommodate an employee’s disability, religious practice, or other needs), issues concerning the use of social media, and conducting workplace investigations.

Kagan Stern attorneys also draft and review numerous employment agreements for clients.  These agreements include, but are not limited to, executive employment agreements, commission plans, bonus plans, non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, non-disclosure agreements, agreements that protect intellectual property rights, reduction-in-force (RIF) plans, and separation and severance agreements.