Focused Kalamazoo Labor Law Attorneys Assist With Compliance Issues

Respected Michigan firm advises clients on contracts and work policies

The law of the workplace is controlled not only by state and federal statutes but also by contractual agreements, whether express or implied. The knowledgeable labor attorneys at Hamilton Law, PLC in Kalamazoo help employers adopt and implement best practices to ensure statutory compliance and also assist in drafting and negotiating contracts that are vital to efficient operations. Practicing throughout Southwest Michigan, our firm aims to prevent potential labor violations from arising. We also bring employers and employees together to remedy previous mistakes and to forge solutions that respect and maintain the rights of each side.

Knowledgeable counselors explain rights of employees and employers

Our firm helps small businesses and corporations draft documents and enact policies that are in line with their legal obligations and company policies. We counsel management on such matters as:

  • Employee handbooks — The clear communication of company policies through an employee handbook can make for a smoother-running workplace. We carefully draft these documents to avoid making them into binding contracts that create certain legal rights. We also make sure employee handbooks do not contain provisions that restrict employee rights in violation of federal or state laws.
  • Labor contracts — Our attorneys draft and negotiate enforceable labor contracts on behalf of employers or unions, with the objective of promoting a productive work environment. Our team carries on collective bargaining over wages, hours, working conditions, benefits and other key aspects of employment.
  • Executive compensation — Hiring and retaining high-level skilled employees demands offering competitive compensation packages, which cover not only salary but also bonuses, stock options and incentives. We represent management or executives during negotiations over compensation plans that include such terms as vesting, exercise of options and payout provisions in cases of resignation or termination.
  • Employee benefits — We counsel employers in devising benefit plans that are manageable and compliant with law. Michigan employers with 50 or more employees must provide paid sick leave and paid family and medical leave. Though Michigan employers are not required to offer health insurance or vacation benefits, many do so in order to attract and retain a healthy work force. We can help create a benefits plan that is suitable to your business needs.
  • Labor law compliance — Our attorneys assist businesses in ensuring compliance with state and federal laws regarding minimum wage, overtime pay, sick leave, state holidays, workplace safety and civil rights.

Our firm is well-versed in all aspects of employment law, as we represent employees claiming to have suffered harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination and other rights violations. Utilizing our knowledge and experience in this area, we identify employer vulnerabilities and advise on how to remedy them promptly and effectively.

Experienced lawyers investigate allegations of unlawful labor practices

An accusation of illegal practices by an employer or union should be taken seriously and responded to right away. Our legal team conducts thorough investigations into claimed violations of Michigan labor laws or the federal National Labor Relations Act. Once we evaluate a claim, we can then turn to rectifying the problem. Wherever possible, we negotiate resolutions that are least disruptive of business operations. Our office also represents clients before the National Labor Relations Board and the Michigan Employment Relations Commission. When necessary, we initiate legal action for arbitration of grievances and for enforcement of collective bargaining agreements and other contracts.

Contact trusted Kalamazoo labor law attorneys to schedule a free initial consultation

At Hamilton Law, PLC in Kalamazoo, Michigan, we assist employers with contracts, documents and policies that protect their rights while complying with their legal obligations. Our firm advises and represents business clients throughout Southwest Michigan. To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys, call 269-488-8394 or contact us online.

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  • 5.0/5.0

    I highly recommend Hamilton Law. Ean is extremely knowledgeable in matters of estate planning and trusts. She is very thorough, answered all of our questions and made the entire process easy and painless. We had big decisions to make and sh...
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    — Cheri Smith

  • 5.0/5.0

    I was MOST impressed with Ean's work! I was referred to Ean by a friend and her professionalism and know-how helped ease my anxiety related to my parents' home. She was responsive and made the will creation easy. I highly recommend using Ea...
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    — WHITNEY WEATHERS

  • 5.0/5.0

    Ean is so great! Professional and extremely thorough. I had no idea where to start with a prenup process and felt quite lost. Ean made me feel supported through the process and was able to bring me (and my partner) great ease. She explained...
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    — Carla Fernández-Soto

  • 5.0/5.0

    Ean was absolutely great to work with! I had quite a few questions with the estate documents that were created for my husband and I. She was very patient and quick to answer all of my questions. Ean is very helpful and very knowledgeable, a...
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    — Christina VanderWeele

  • 5.0/5.0

    I would recommend Hamilton Law for any small business matters. They were helpful, professional, and kept me informed each step of the way as I was starting up my rental venue. They formulated a venue rental agreement for my business and w...
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    — Barbara Schudel