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Employment Law & Human Resource Related Needs

N. Stotler Law is a firm that focuses on private and public, employment and labor law. With nearly 30 years of experience, advocating for small to mid-sized public and private entities, and working as an experienced litigator, you can count on us for all of your employment law-related needs.

As an employer, you have to be aware of the laws and regulations that impact your workforce, regardless of the complicated legal schemes and fast paced changes in the laws. This includes both federal and state laws that revolve around employment and labor practices. Profits and liabilities are, to a large extent, tied to personnel. That means that any issues affecting employment and personnel can impact the bottom line.

That is where N. Stotler Law can help. Attorney Neva Stotler is here to help companies navigate the complex, often time-consuming employment and labor law issues employers face.

Why is an attorney necessary for these issues?

Have you ever taken the time to delve into the complexities of federal and state employment laws?

If you answered no (or did and were frustrated), that is typical. If you are not a lawyer, you should not have to keep up with this information on a daily basis. But you do need to have someone on your side who has significant experience in this area. Attorney Neva Stotler is ready to provide these services, so you can focus on running your business or municipality.

Why Choose N. Stotler Law?

Many companies do not have an HR director or in-house legal counsel to ensure they stay on top of employment law. Not every company needs to or can afford to have HR or legal on staff at all times. However, you do need to be aware that employment laws apply to nearly all employers, regardless of size and regardless of how much revenue they generate.

  • By turning to the team at N. Stotler Law, you are gaining the experience you need for any employment or human resource issues you could encounter. And, importantly, you are thinking ahead to avoid negative consequences and create a work environment that attracts and keeps the best talent for your business.
  • Attorney Neva Stotler has extensive experience handling all areas of employment law. She also has an extensive background in representing local governments. Working with Attorney Stotler is not going to be like your usual experience dealing with attorneys. She brings practical, out-side-the-box solutions to any problem and recognizes the importance of being a part of the team.
  • Attorney Neva Stotler has litigated employment law issues for years. Her experience in federal, state, jury, non-jury, and administrative employment law litigation, informs the advice and solutions she brings to your Company.

What are the areas of employment law you need help with?

N. Stotler Law provides services for various areas of employment law.

Employment Law

Employment Law

N. Stotler Law focuses on handling any issues that affect an employer when it comes to employment and labor law. Our representation includes:

  • Employment Investigations
    • Sexual Harassment
    • Discrimination
    • Wages
    • Police Misconduct
    • Policy/law violations
  • Partnering with firms to develop strategies and training to handle union contracts and due process as well as grievances and labor board proceedings.
  • Business strategies for hiring and management of an effective workforce
  • Contract administration
  • Customized training of management and employees to increase efficiency and minimize liability exposure for a variety of issues, including harassment training, discipline, discharge/termination, and other policies developed to minimize exposure to liability
  • Defense of claims made under Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Veterans’ Preference Act
  • Defense of state employment law violations, wrongful discharge claims, constitutional claims, defamation, civil rights claims, and any other employment-related lawsuits
  • Pension and benefit issues, such as plan changes and defense of benefit claims
  • Develop hiring, merit selection, promotion, and performance evaluation systems
  • Develop and revise employee handbooks or personnel policy manuals
  • Develop job descriptions
  • Audit Human resources compliance
Municipal law

Municipal law

There are some similarities between local government entities and private companies. However, the differences are important to understand, and N. Stotler Law brings a unique perspective having represented significant numbers of both public and private entities. Local governments are wholly creatures of the legislature and must balance all actions and inactions against an overlay of Constitutional and Civil Rights responsibilities. N. Stotler Law has vast experience in this area of law and is ready to handle the following for municipalities:

  • Employment and human resource issues
  • Contracts and procurement
  • Land use and development
  • Zoning issues
  • Negotiation of intergovernmental cooperation agreements
  • Acquisition or disposition of personal and real property
  • Representation in matters involving sanitary sewer, stormwater, and water distribution systems
  • Consultation regarding compliance with the Pennsylvania Sunshine Act and the Open Records Act

Premises liability cases can revolve around commercial property locations such as grocery stores, banks, schools, and more. These cases also often involve private residence owners who fail to take steps to keep their guests safe.

Administrative law

Administrative law

Administrative law pertains to the area of the legal system that regulates the operation and procedures of governmental agencies (both state and federal). Administrative law is like the traditional legal system, but has nuances that N. Stotler Law is capable of handling, including the following:

  • Federal and state labor department issues concerning wage and hour issues, fair pay issues, and issues arising under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, or local commissions established to investigate discrimination complaints
  • Zoning hearing boards, local agencies, and state, and local civil service commissions
  • Pennsylvania Department of Auditor General concerning municipal pension audits
  • Representation of zoning hearing boards, civil service commissioners, or municipal councils, commissioners and boards responsible for conducting hearings
  • Defense of unemployment compensation claims