Ms. DeHaven defends and counsels on a broad range of employment-related issues including, but not limited to the following:
- Represents federal contractors and subcontractors in affirmative action plan design and preparation, compliance evaluations, and administrative enforcement actions triggered by the United States Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
- Advises clients on preparation of employment agreements and separation agreements, including enforcement of restrictive covenants such as non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements.
- Prepares, reviews, and updates employee handbooks, policies and procedures to incorporate traditional topics and to address new issues raised by developing technology and the virtual workplace such as social media and telecommuting policies.
- Counsels national, regional and local companies on compliance, planning and managing employee leave and accommodation issues under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act.
- Provides compliance advice, conducts workplace audits, and represents clients before the U. S. Department of Labor on complex wage and hour issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
- Identifies and offers practical solutions for employment issues in corporate reorganizations, mergers, acquisitions, and reductions-in-force. This practice includes compliance with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act and the Older Workers Benefits Protection Act.
- Defends employers against allegations of race, age, gender, sexual harassment, national origin, disability and retaliation claims pending in state and federal court and administrative agencies.
- Analyzes other workplace issues such as employee discipline and discharge, independent contractor classifications, corporate structure and single entity determinations, joint-employer issues, and workplace torts such as defamation, invasion of privacy, and interference with employment or business relationships.