Employment law is more than regulations and statutes. It is making critical decisions about issues that impact the morale and safety of the workforce and that can advance or hinder business objectives. That’s why, in addition to staying up-to-date on regulations and statutes, I take the time to understand my clients’ business needs and strategic goals.
Mike Birrer’s national practice touches on every aspect of the employer/employee relationship. This ranges from drafting hiring policies to structuring mass layoffs. Although this has given Mike broad litigation and arbitration experience, he knows most clients want to avoid the courthouse. To that end, Mike provides employment counsel on a wide variety of legal issues, including employment policies, wage/hour compliance, safety rules, termination risks, protection of trade secrets, and the list goes on.
“Employment lawyers have to be ready for anything,” Mike explains. With 30 years’ experience, Mike knows, when the phone rings, he may need to discuss repercussions from a boisterous holiday party or the scope of ERISA fiduciary duties or how to adjust attendance requirements in the face of a worldwide pandemic. He’s ready to have those conversations.
Employment law is so much more than just knowing what the statute says. It’s about how something is going to impact morale and employees and how to build and maintain a smart, dedicated, productive workforce.Mike Birrer