Practice Areas

Employment law and civil rights law are constantly evolving areas of law. By focusing its practice on employment and civil rights matters, the Seltzer Law Firm is able to stay abreast of the latest developments in these fields, which best ensures that the firm’s clients receive advice based on up-to-the-minute changes in the law.

Employment Law For Employers:

Publicly traded companies, mid-size companies, small companies, professional associations, trade associations, educational institutions, law firms, medical practices, Not-For-Profit organizations, fire departments, and more.
 » Addressing Social Media Usage in the Workplace
 » Mediating Employment Disputes
 » Defending Employers in Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Claims Before the EEOC, Office of Human Rights, and in all courts in the District of Columbia and Maryland
 » Negotiating Reasonable Accommodations for People with Disabilities
 » Performing Workplace Investigations
 » Conducting Training on Employment Laws
 » Developing Employee Handbooks and Policy Manuals
 » Creating Employment Contracts
 » Drafting Non-Compete, Non-Solicit, Non-Raiding and Confidentiality Agreements
 » Formulating and Writing Severance Agreements

Employment Law For Employees:

 » Mediating Employment Disputes
 » Representing Employees in Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation Claims Before the EEOC, Office of Human Rights, and in all courts in the District of Columbia and Maryland
 » Negotiating Reasonable Accommodations for People with Disabilities
 » Handling Family and Medical Leave Act Matters
 » Drafting Employment Contracts and Executive Compensation Agreements
 » Providing Advice on Non-Compete, Non-Solicit, Non-Raiding and Confidentiality Agreements
 » Reviewing Severance Agreements
 » Analyzing Wrongful Discharge Claims
 » Analyzing Wage and Hour Violations
 » Assisting with Disability Retirement and Long-Term Disability Benefits
 » Advising on Privacy in the Workplace

Executive, Professional and Management Practice Areas:

Negotiates employment agreements and compensation contracts, provides advice on terms of non-compete/non-solicit/confidentiality agreements, pursues collection of unpaid wages, bonuses and commissions, analyzes entitlement to overtime pay, and negotiates separation agreements.

Representation of Management Practice Areas:

Mediates employment disputes. Conducts workplace investigations. Attends EEOC and OHR mediations and fact-finding investigations in connection with all types of discrimination claims, drafts Position Statements, provides advice on employment law matters (including employment contracts, non-solicit/non-compete/confidentiality agreements, employee terminations, separation agreements and releases), drafts handbooks and policies for law firms, schools, trade associations, fire departments, non-profit organizations, tech companies, automobile sales and service companies, and other small businesses. Litigates against employees who misappropriate client databases, violate non-solicit and non-compete agreements, and otherwise misuse corporate assets. Represents corporate interests in situations involving a departing employee or shareholder, payments of bonuses and commissions, and claims of wrongful discharge.

Federal Government Employees Practice Areas:

Advises federal government employees in connection with discrimination, harassment, and retaliation matters, proposed adverse actions, disability-related accommodations, disability retirement, desk audits, FOIA requests, details, reductions-in-force, and general workplace issues particular to the federal government.

State and Local Government Employees Practice Areas:

Represents government whistleblowers who have exposed improprieties in recordkeeping at local health departments, who have exposed violations of Occupational Health and Safety laws, and who have complained that the implementation of proposed policies would violate the law.

Types Of Cases:

 » Mediations
 » Social Media Usage
 » Unlawful Discrimination
 » Unlawful Harassment
 » Unlawful Retaliation
 » Disability Discrimination
 » Reasonable Accommodation for People with Disabilities
 » Family and Medical Leave Act Matters
 » Severance Agreements
 » Sexual Harassment
 » Employment Contracts
 » Employment Disputes
 » Litigation
 » Advisory and Counseling Services
 » Disciplinary and Adverse Actions
 » Reductions In Force
 
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