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Employment Law

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Johns, Flaherty & Collins' employment law attorneys provide legal counsel to companies in virtually all aspects of employment.

We assist clients in:

  • Compliance with state and federal laws
  • Discipline
  • Drafting policies and employment handbooks
  • Employment-related litigation
  • Grievances
  • Hiring
  • Representing clients before administrative agencies
  • Termination

Representative Matters

A man who was being laid off contacted Johns, Flaherty & Collins employment law attorneys wondering if he should sign a severance or leaving agreement. Upon review of the document, attorneys were able to clarify and negotiate terms for the benefit of the departing employee, including maintaining eligibility for benefits after the severance period and what information is given to prospective employers.


A female employee of a small family-owned business was terminated for inappropriate conduct. Because her male partner in the conduct was not similarly terminated, she worked with Johns, Flaherty & Collins to file a claim for sex discrimination. Attorneys worked with the company to be sure the woman received back pay and got her job back - all before the claim even went to trial.


A Johns, Flaherty & Collins corporate client was accused of improperly dismissing an employee. The firm took the claim to arbitration to determine whether the company acted improperly. In less than one day, the arbitrator found our client acted properly, saving the company from paying expensive back pay reinstating the employee.

Representative Clients

  • Chart Industries
  • Western Technical College