Providing Skilled Representation and Practical Guidance to Employers

McGill’s Employment Law/Employee Benefits practice group offers accomplished experience and skillful guidance in both simple and complex employment law matters. We counsel businesses throughout the Midwest on employment-related matters affecting a variety of industries, including manufacturing, agriculture, real estate, banking, health care, long-term care, municipalities, and professional services firms.

Offering a Broad Scope of Services for Management

Our Employment Law/Employee Benefits practice group represents management in all forums including federal & state courts and administrative agencies (e.g., NEOC, EEOC, NLRB, OL audits). We also advise employers on risk prevention, day-to-day HR management decisions, and implementing best-practice policies and procedures. Some of our practice areas include:

  • Non-compete agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Non-solicitation agreements
  • Severance agreements
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Defending discrimination claims before state administrative agencies and the EEOC
  • Employee benefits (ERISA)
  • Administrative matters
  • Cafeteria plans
  • ERISA matters
  • Fiduciary compliance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Health and welfare benefit plans
  • Internal Revenue Code § 409A
  • IRS and DOL correction program filings
  • Merger and acquisition issues
  • Pension and profit-sharing plans
  • Split-dollar insurance arrangements
  • Stock option plans
  • Non-qualified and executive compensation plans
  • Plan document design, operation, and compliance
  • Rabbi trusts and other funding mechanisms

McGill’s Employment Law/Employee Benefits practice group assists employers throughout the entire employer-employee life cycle – from hiring to termination – and nearly every issue in between. This includes taking the time to understand each client’s management style, while also appreciating that the legal and regulatory landscape is constantly shifting, creating new and increasingly difficult challenges for employers. We proactively endeavor to anticipate future issues with the aim of keeping our clients ahead of the curve in order to avoid disruptive workforce conflicts and disputes.

From drafting employment contracts, employee manuals, and personnel policies, to advising on pension and profit-sharing plans, stock options and other employee benefits matters, we strive to ensure not only that our clients understand what the law demands, but also have the right policies and strategies in place to effectively manage their workforce.

When employment-related conflicts and disputes arise, our attorneys work directly with our clients to bring these matters to a successful conclusion in the quickest manner possible. While our goal is to reach a favorable resolution well before the matter proceeds to litigation, our attorneys have a wealth of experience representing employers before state and federal agencies and courts. We are also skilled in resolving employment law disputes through mediation and in arbitration proceedings.

If you are an employer in need of representation in connection with an employment law or employee benefits matter or would like to learn more about the services offered at our firm, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with a member of our team. The attorneys in our Employment Law/Employee Benefits practice group can be reached by contacting our office at 402.492.9200.