Human Resources

Most small and midsized businesses don’t have an internal team of HR professionals. And most larger businesses don’t have specific experience and expertise in every discrete HR, labor, and employment discipline. That’s why businesses of all sizes turn to Lockaby PLLC for actionable insight and guidance on the wide variety of HR and legal issues impacting the workplace.

Talent Acquisition

An employer’s ability to efficiently recruit, hire, and onboard top talent is one of its biggest competitive advantages. At Lockaby PLLC, we provide strategic counsel every step of the way, ensuring employers remain in compliance with recruiting, hiring, and onboarding practices; background checks; worker classification; employment contracts; and restrictive covenants.

Talent Retention, Employee Relations, and Workforce Management

An employer’s ability to not just retain, but to nurture and develop, top talent is directly correlated with an ever-improving bottom line. We provide trusted advice every step of the way, ensuring employers manage their workforce with the utmost efficiency and humanity, including with respect to employee handbooks, policy development, and policy implementation; standard operating procedures or SOPs; employee training; employee disciplinary action; performance management, evaluations, and reviews; medical and personal leaves of absence; and reasonable accommodations.

Termination, Layoffs, Reductions in Force, and Other Restructurings

It is inevitable that employers, at one time or another and for any number of reasons, will part ways with employees. These separations may be involuntary and allow for little or no notice, such as terminations for cause. These separations may also be planned and coordinated with prior notice, such as early retirements, layoffs, and reductions in force. Either way, it is imperative that employers navigate the applicable laws and regulations impacting each employee and each separation. At Lockaby PLLC, we guide employers through these difficult times and difficult decisions to ensure that they not only remain in compliance, but that they do so in the most efficient manner possible, avoid as much operational disruption as possible, and avoid litigation where possible.

HR and Labor & Employment Compliance

The scope and extent of statutory and regulatory compliance mandates can quickly overwhelm even the most savvy and experienced HR professionals and in-house counsel. At Lockaby PLLC, we partner with businesses of all sizes to ensure they are and remain in compliance with the myriad workplace regulations, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Affordable Care Act (ACA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA)
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Equal Pay Act
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
  • National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
  • Older Workers’ Benefit Protection Act
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act
  • Pregnant Workers Fairness Act
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII)
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)
  • U.S. Department of Labor regulations
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulations
  • U.S. National Labor Relations Board regulations
  • Kentucky Civil Rights Act
  • Kentucky Pregnant Workers Act
  • Kentucky Wages and Hours Act
  • Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Act

Whether we are providing strategic counsel to a board of directors, a CEO, an HR manager, or a supervisor, our objective is the same: to provide a range of options for immediate action, with our recommendations, based on our understanding of each client’s business interests, risk tolerance, and the specific circumstances.