Berke-Weiss Law PLLC
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Areas of Practice

Legal support for Employers and Employees

Areas of Practice

 

SEVERANCE AGREEMENTS

Severance agreements can protect employees' reputations and finances, and employers' business relationships. We structure severance packages to protect established goodwill, while limiting employer's exposure to litigation resulting from the termination.


EMPLOYMENT POLICIES & PROCEDURES

We have extensive experience drafting employment policies and procedures. We provide advice to employers regarding worker classification, employee terminations, insurance needs, and employment agreements. We work with employers to conduct workplace investigations and trainings.


EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

We negotiate on behalf of executives from all fields to help them obtain compensation packages that are fair and well-structured. We also advise on other terms of their employment contract, including restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements. 



SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Inappropriate sexual conduct and conversations occur in many workplaces. We represent people defending and bringing harassment claims, giving us a unique perspective on the most expedient way to resolve sensitive matters while respecting clients' rights. 


WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION

Discrimination is present in many workplaces: people are paid, promoted, or managed differently based on their race, gender, age, sexual orientation, family status, disability and other reasons. We represent employees bringing discrimination claims and defend employers against claims.


DISABILITY ACCOMMODATIONS

People with disabilities sometimes need reasonable accommodations from their employer to perform their work. We help employees understand their rights and to ask for accommodations, while advising employers how to accommodate their workforce.



PREGNANCY PROJECT

Pregnant women and families face the same types of workplace issues: negotiating leave, requesting accommodations, and combating discrimination. We protect women's jobs through our Pregnancy Project classes, consultations and representation.


HEALTH INSURANCE

We represent individuals and health care providers. Our understanding of consumer advocacy protections enhances billing receipts for institutional clients while protecting individuals with large medical bills. We also advise clients on health insurance issues when changing employment.


WRONGFUL TERMINATION

We help employee clients evaluate if they were fired for unlawful or discriminatory reasons, and assess their rights under the law. We also represent employers accused of wrongful termination. We try to resolve disputes efficiently, but we also have extensive litigation experience.