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Beard Legal Group
3366 Lynnwood Drive
PO Box 1311
Altoona, PA 16603
Tel: 814.943.3304
Fax: 814.943.3430
Practice Areas

Labor and Employment Law

Employment Law Update 2014

As laws continue to change in the workplace, employees receive more rights and protection, while businesses assume more risk. It has become easier for employees to sue their employers and more difficult for employers to defend themselves.

At Beard Legal Group, we work closely with our clients to develop employment policies that are fair and within the law. We review existing practices and procedures to ensure that they do not place our clients at risk to be sued. At the same time, we work to resolve issues before they become lawsuits.

We aggressively protect our clients' interests, and should litigation become necessary, they can depend on us to effectively defend them. We have successfully handled hundreds of cases throughout the country before state and federal courts and agencies.

In Labor and Employment Law, Beard Legal Group represents industrial and high-tech companies across the country including those located in the states of Texas, Kansas, Illinois, Louisiana, Kentucky, California, Rhode Island, Ohio, Georgia, Iowa and Pennsylvania. The Firm provides services to both union and non-union facilities. In addition we serve as local and regional counsel for numerous insurers in the defense of Employment Practices Liability Claims.

Our Employment Law services include work in:
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • Pennsylvania Human Relations Act
  • American with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Personnel Handbooks
  • Employment Discrimination Audit of Policies and Practices
  • Employment Law Claims in Litigation including defense against wrongful discharge
  • Drafting and Enforcement of Employment Contracts
  • Employee Screening
Our Labor Relations Law services include work in the areas of:
  • Contract Negotiations in both the public and private sectors
  • Grievance/Employment Arbitration
  • Seeking Injunctions Against Mass Picketing and Violence
  • Unfair Labor Practice Defense
  • Effective Administration of Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • Development of Strike Preparation Plans