Portland Labor & Employment Attorneys

JJH Law focuses heavily on the representation of businesses and individuals in Oregon and Washington that need both an employment attorney as well as an experienced litigator and trial advocate. Whether in arbitration or before the Courts of Oregon or before the Courts of the United States, JJH Law will defend or prosecute employment cases in an efficient yet thorough manner. Our Portland-based law firm is experienced at handling employment litigation and counseling, complex business and civil litigation, secured lending transactions, and commercial real estate leasing and transactions. Please contact JJH Law in the Pearl District to set up an initial consultation.”

Employment Attorney Portland

Representing both employer and executive interests in employment law cases comprises a major practice area for the JJH Law, whether it’s during negotiations or before federal or state court litigation, regulatory proceedings or arbitration. The laws and regulations governing employment issues have continued to expand in recent years, and specialized expertise is often essential to effectively represent management and business interests. Whether you’re trying to negotiate an employment contract, settle a dispute related to job benefits or requested family leave, or otherwise protect your interests at work, you’ll want to have the help and advice of a knowledgeable, experienced Portland employment lawyer with a demonstrated record of litigation success and effective employment counsel.

Take one example: the number of Federal wage-hour lawsuits has doubled nationally over the past decade. Increasingly, these cases involve detailed inquiries into whether a group of workers are members of management or independent contractors, or in fact fall under minimum wage and overtime rules. Similarly, there have been major developments in employment benefits, equal employment laws, labor laws and many other employment-related areas.

JJH Law’s principal attorney Joseph J. Haddad has extensive experience in employment law, having worked both on complex litigation for Stoel Rives — Portland’s largest law firm — and for the national labor and employment law firm Fisher & Phillips. He thoroughly understands not just the fast-changing world of employment law, but also the business issues and individual concerns. Every client, whether a sizable business or an individual executive, will get the benefit of his expertise and determination to deliver a solution matching the client’s situation and needs.

If you have an employment-related question or problem, call us at JJH Law, (503) 552-1467, to schedule a consultation. We’re conveniently located in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon. Let the team of professionals at JJH Law bring their experience and experience to work for you.

Labor Attorney Portland

Running a business has many rewards: the chance to meet a demand, to build and grow something, and the opportunity to help the community. But running a business also poses risks – issues like workplace misconduct, internal theft, or other employee transgressions.

Every day, businesses must deal with state and federal job health and safety agencies, workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance, and much more. These day-to-day problems and decisions arise in any workplace, unionized or non-union. In a unionized setting, many issues may be addressed in grievance hearings or other proceedings, and contract negotiation and administration will require major attention from management. Non-union employers may find themselves facing organizing petitions or unfair labor practice charges, as well as having to deal with public campaigns aimed at pressuring them to recognize or form a union.

When businesses seek legal advice, they want practical solutions. Fortunately, JJH Law can provide concrete help based in almost fifteen years of labor and employment law experience. From alternative dispute resolution like arbitration or mediation, to grievance or agency hearings, to litigation in state or federal court, JJH Law can help businesses find the most effective solution to whatever issue arises.

While fully capable of litigating complex labor issues, JJH Law also helps managers prepare for and prevent many foreseeable labor issues, by helping employers identify policies and procedures to deal with them. The firm can also help companies train managers and supervisors in the most effective ways to prevent common problems.

Based in the Pearl District of downtown Portland, the team of professionals at JJH Law bring not just legal skills, but also the real-world experience and the business sense that Portland area employers have learned to depend on for sage advice and sound strategy. Call us at JJH Law, (503) 552-1467, to schedule a free consultation.

Discrimination Attorney Portland

Numerous federal and state laws set requirements for how employers can treat job applicants, employees and former employees, and employers that fail to measure up to those standards can face serious liability. It might seem like all an employer would have to do to be free of equal employment concerns would be to follow the fairly straightforward principle of treating everyone in the same fashion, but that’s only partly true.

In some cases, such as making accommodations to a disability of a particular worker or job applicant, or making adjustments for pregnant workers or those on family or medical leave, the employer may have to take special steps to meet an individual’s needs. With even the best intentions, employers may have difficulty assessing what they must do to comply with a large number of often complex state and federal anti-discrimination requirements.

Portland employers, workers and key executives with discrimination questions have a knowledgeable, accessible source of advice and assistance in JJH Law. Headed by Joseph J. Haddad, an experienced counselor and advocate whose previous practice for Portland’s largest law firm and for a national employment and labor law firm dealt with complex civil litigation, with a strong emphasis on employment-related matters, JJH Law has skillfully and effectively represented employers and employees in Title VII, sexual harassment, Americans With Disabilities Act, medical leave acts, discrimination and retaliation claims, age discrimination, breach of contract, separation agreements, and many other employment-related areas.

JJH Law stands ready to offer its expert counsel and practical guidance in your policy choices and compliance issues. Call us at (503) 552-1467 to schedule a confidential consultation. We’re conveniently located in the Pearl District, and look forward to helping you address these important issues.

Wrongful Termination Attorney Portland

Oregon, like many states, is an ‘employment at will’ jurisdiction, meaning an employer can lawfully fire a worker at any time. Some reasons for firing or demoting an employee, however, are not lawful and can result in lawsuits or other legal battles aimed at the employer.

Exceptions to the “employment at will” rule include firing or taking other adverse action against an employee: for exercising protected rights or engaging in a protected activity, such as taking collective action on pay, work conditions or union membership; in retaliation for having reported health or safety violations, or for some other protected act, such as filing an injury claim; or in violation of equal opportunity laws dealing with such areas as race, national or ethnic origin, gender, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, military service, sexual orientation or taking family or medical leave. In some cases, language included in an employee handbook or policy manual may also restrict an employer’s ability to claim “employment at will.”

With deep expertise in employment law issues, JJH Law has represented employers and workers in wrongful termination cases. Principal attorney Joseph J. Haddad has extensive experience in employment law, having previously worked on complex litigation both for Portland’s largest law firm and for a national labor and employment law firm.

If you believe you have been, or may be, wrongfully terminated from your job, or if you are an employer facing a wrongful termination claim, you should consult an experienced Portland wrongful termination attorney. JJH Law can offer expert guidance in dealing with the stressful event and help you protect your livelihood or your business, whether in arbitration or grievance proceedings, in agency hearings, or in court. Call us at (503) 552-1467 to schedule a consultation. We’re conveniently located in the Pearl District of downtown Portland.

Labor, Employment Counseling and Litigation

JJH Law is a client-centered firm, and its founder Joseph J. Haddad has nearly fifteen years of successful experience, dedicated to protecting and representing the rights of both individuals and companies. When it comes to the crucial areas of employment law and complex business or civil litigation, JJH Law offers not only practical advice on how to prevent disputes before they arise, but also powerful advocacy in all forums for business litigation and employment disputes. JJH Law is your connection to the legal community in Oregon, and has a demonstrated record of litigation success. They provide a well-rounded team of legal professionals to handle your most pressing business or employment needs. Based in Portland, Oregon, the attorneys at JJH Law are committed to providing a flexible, friendly, and a personal approach to solving your issues and responding to your demands.

JJH Law Offers Legal Advice Across All Employment Concerns Including:

  • Drafting and Negotiation of Employment Contracts
  • Wage and Hour Compliance and Disputes
  • Unlawful Discrimination and Retaliation
  • Policy-writing and Handbooks
  • ADA and Medical Leave Act Expertise
  • Non-compete Agreements and Restrictive Covenants

Defending Businesses With Strategic Planning, Trial Advocacy, and Successful Litigation Techniques

Whether working closely with corporate management for publicly traded companies or collaborating with members of closely held small businesses, JJH Law’s founding was inspired by the successful execution of their experience working within corporate cultures as a valued member of the team. This remains the type of relationship the pearl district lawyers aspire to today: JJH Law is passionate about helping you achieve your objectives and guide you toward success by overcoming obstacles and strengthening your business practices. Our law services include:

  • Liability Assessment
  • Complex Business Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Business “Divorce” or Dissolution
  • Trial Advocacy
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Business Formation, Organization and Transactional Advice
  • Real Estate Representation
  • Secured Lending Transactions

Whether your needs come from a corporate or individual viewpoint, ask about our custom fee arrangements that are designed with your particular situation in mind. We look forward to serving you.

Call JJH Law today, (503) 552-1467, to set up an appointment

Employment Counsel

A wise employer knows that prevention of disputes is often a better course of action that being forced to litigate them. JJH Law assists employers in Oregon and Washington to structure workplace policies that comply with all regulations, as well as to develop best employment practices for recruiting, selecting, promoting, supervising and disciplining employees. This specialized employment advice, in addition to creating a uniquely tailored and skillfully implemented workplace handbook, can forestall many employment issues before they become legal problems.

An experienced business advisor knows every type of business has employment issues that can be particularly crucial to its success, and that rarely, if ever, will a one-size-fits-all approach serve all employers equally well. Employers in the most competitive fields, or with particularly valuable information, may want to pay special heed to non-compete agreements or other restrictive covenants on employees in sensitive positions. When major restructuring or workforce changes may be in the future, savvy employers give careful, advance thought to policies that will allow maximum flexibility.

In a career that has focused on complex civil litigation, especially in employment-related areas, JJH Law founder Joseph J. Haddad has seen firsthand the need to develop solutions to fit the unique circumstances of each client. Working first for Stoel Rives, Portland’s largest law firm, and then for a national labor and employment law firm, he knows the importance of helping each employer, no matter its type or size, appreciate the diverse issues potentially affecting its operations, understand the available options, and choose approaches that best advance its business.

Based in the Pearl District, the team of professionals at JJH Law bring not just legal skills, but also real-world experience and business sense. Portland employers have learned to depend on this Pearl District law firm for sage advice and sound strategy. We invite you to call JJH Law, (503) 552-1467, to schedule an initial consultation, and find out some of the ways we can help your company foresee and avoid employment-related pitfalls.

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