Services

For Employers

Client Counseling

Attorney Patino has experience helping clients avoid potential law suits and manage litigation through proactive and reactive counseling. 

Attorney Patino regularly advises employers on hiring, potential employment termination issues, lay-offs, and issues related to employee discipline.  Attorney Patino also helps employers navigate issues reglated to the ADA, FMLA, Title VII, and USERRA.   

Additionally, Law Offices of L. Nicole Patino can create and review employment-related documents including: 

  • Cease-and-Desist Letters

  • Disciplinary Forms 

  • Employment Agreements

  • Employment Applications

  • Employee Handbooks

  • Fitness-for-Duty Documentation

  • Job Descriptions

  • Non-competition and Non-solicitation Agreements

  • Position Statements

  • Reasonable Accommodation Forms

  • Responses to Equal Employment Opportunity
    Commission, Nation Labor Relations Board,
    NC Department of Labor, and Other Administrative Agencies

  • Severance Agreements and Releases 

  • Wage Withholding Authorizations

  • Help Navigating Religious Exemptions

Audits and Investigations

Our office can also perform audits to keep your business in compliance.  We are happy to review your ADA documentation and compliance, exempt/non-exempt classifications, I-9 compliance, overtime and minimum wage practices, personnel file practices, and more.  Talk to us about what you need. 

We have and will investigate situations that may require an internal solution before a problem becomes much larger.  We are happy to assess your workplace dynamics and provide suggestions to mitigate potential risks.

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