Employment and Labor Law and Litigation

The attorneys at Norris & Keplinger represent clients in all areas of the workplace, including wage and hour issues, discrimination, civil rights, and other labor issues.

The attorneys at Norris & Keplinger also work closely with employers to help them avoid problems through careful planning, while assisting them in building positive employee relations.

We specialize in the following employment law related areas:

Title VII

  • Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Labor Relations
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • At-Will Employment
  • Employee Handbooks and Manuals
  • Workplace Employment Law Seminars
  • OSHA
  • Noncompetition Agreements and Litigation
  • Workers Compensation
  • Executive Agreements

Title VII

Title VII bars discrimination based on gender, race, national origin, religious background, and other affiliations. Our attorneys have a wealth of experience in defending against Title VII actions at the administrative level and in state and federal courts.

Americans With Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) protects qualified individuals with disabilities from discrimination in the workplace. Our attorneys have substantial experience in representing employers in ADA actions. We also assist employers with analyzing reasonable accommodations requests and other complicated ADA issues.

Fair Labor Standards Act

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) governs minimum wage and overtime pay in the workplace. Our attorneys assist employers in determining whether they are covered by the FLSA and help businesses analyze the cumbersome regulations that govern the FLSA. The Firm also frequently helps employers analyze whether particular employees are exempt or non-exempt from the FLSA.

Our firm also represents individuals who believe they have a wage and overtime claim against their employer.

Family And Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) requires that employers employing fifty or more qualified workers within seventy-five miles of a worksite provide qualified employees with up to twelve weeks family and medical leave. The complicated regulations governing the FMLA present frequent challenges to businesses. Our attorneys represent employers and employees in FMLA litigation.

Age Discrimination in Employment Act

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”) bars discrimination against employees age forty or over. ADEA claims often arise during reductions in force (“RIFs”) and other termination settings. Our attorneys are experienced in assisting clients on structuring and executing RIFs and in representing employers and employees at all levels of ADEA litigation.

Noncompetition Agreements and Litigation

Our attorneys regularly draft noncompetition and confidentiality agreements. Our attorneys also litigate the impact and enforceability of compete and confidentiality agreements by seeking court injunctions and declaratory relief.

John Hicks
Phone:  913-323-3184
E-mail:  jhicks@nkfirm.com

David Welder
Phone:  913-323-3174
E-mail:  dwelder@nkfirm.com