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Employment Law

Workplace issues confront all businesses.  I help companies stay current with complicated labor and employment laws, and resolve employment disputes.  I assist companies in managing their employment relationships, and provide advice on a full range of employment issues.  Here’s a snapshot of how I assist clients with employment issues:

Agreements with employees, consultants and contractors

  • Negotiate and create employment agreements
  • Negotiate and create independent contractor agreements
  • Non-competition agreements
  • Severance agreements
  • Consulting agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements

Employment policies and procedures

  • Employee handbooks and employment manuals
  • Employment policies
  • Social media policies
  • Employee discipline procedures

Compliance with employment laws and regulations

  • Wage and hour rules
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) compliance
  • National Security Agency (NSA) Security Clearance Hearings and Appeals
  • Department of Defense (DoD) Security Clearance Hearings and Appeals

Ending the employment relationship

  • Employee terminations
  • Reductions in force

Employment litigation and employment claims, brought on behalf of companies and individuals

  • Investigation of employee claims
  • Wrongful discharge claims
  • Wage and hour claims
  • Employment discrimination and harassment claims
  • Retaliation claims
  • Enforcement of restrictive covenants
  • Pregnancy discrimination claims
  • Race and gender discrimination claims
  • Title VII actions
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) claims
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) claims
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claims
  • Equal Pay Act (EPA) claims
  • Defamation actions

I understand the need to provide clear, concise, and practical advice on employment matters. I help my clients develop strategies to ensure compliance with laws and manage litigation risks while still pursuing their business goals.  When companies break promises made to employees, I also represent employees in protecting their rights.

When you’re ready to work with a small-business lawyer who understands your needs, call on Steven Lewicky. Whether you need legal advice on employment law, discrimination claims, construction litigation, copyright law, franchise law, or government contracting, I am here to assist you. I will work as an advocate for your small business with the personal touch of an in-house lawyer and the expertise of a large firm. I practice in Howard County, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, Montgomery County, Ellicott City, Columbia, Fort Meade, Catonsville, Clarksville, and throughout Maryland and the District of Columbia. Contact me today for the legal support you need.