Public employees, especially those in law enforcement, fire safety, and public schools help keep our communities safe and provide an environment for our children to learn and grow. Given the importance of their roles, keeping a strong relationship between employees and public employers is critical.
Wood & Lamping understands the unique nature of public employment and works with communities and their employees to create personnel manuals and contracts that are fair and equitable for all parties. When issues arise, such as allegations of unfair labor practices, employment discrimination, or misconduct, we help negotiate a quick and fair resolution, with the least expense to the community. We regularly assist our public sector clients with issues like the following:
- Collective Bargaining
- Mediation and Arbitration
- Terminations and Employee Discipline
- Discrimination Claims
- Civil Service Policies and Procedures
- State and Federal Regulatory Compliance (e.g., Affordable Health Care Act, FMLA, ADA, worker’s compensation, Civil Rights laws)