We focus on compliance from a practical perspective

As an employer, you face legal and regulatory requirements, expectations of your employees, and market pressures. Our labor-management relations lawyer focuses on solutions to help you meet all of these demands. From ensuring compliance with existing laws and regulations to assisting navigate new rules, we have you covered.

As employment lawyers and labor-management relations lawyers, here are some of the services we provide:

Employer Counseling

Bettis Law Group LLP provides exceptional employer counseling that caters to the needs of public and private employers across South Carolina. Our highly proficient attorneys encourage and facilitate preventive practices that assist clients in developing and maintaining effective employment policies.

We Always Take the Preventive Approach

Our attorneys work closely with executives, Human Resources personnel, managers, and governing bodies to establish the optimal practices that ensure both legal and regulatory compliance. In addition, we focus on preventing conflicts and litigation, helping ensure you stay focused on your business.

Employment Law Compliance

New changes to employment standards happen all the time. Examples can include an increase in the minimum wage or adjustments to overtime and sick pay rules. As an employer, you must be prepared to adapt to these changes.

We offer employer counseling for various purposes, including compliance with any current or upcoming laws and regulations. Another aspect of our counseling practices is to work with Human Resources and management to ensure that everyone understands and buys into necessary compliance efforts.

Employee Relations

One of your drivers just tested positive for a controlled substance. An employee greeted you at the door as you arrived to work to complain about their manager harassing them. Another employee revealed a disability during a discussion about the employee’s recent performance. A manager wants to implement a new policy that you suspect will be unpopular with the staff. Any of these sound familiar? Our attorneys are just a call or click away to help you navigate these and other employee relations situations.

Labor-Management Relations

Working with a union can be challenging for many businesses, which is why having a competent and experienced legal team is so beneficial. At Bettis Law Group LLP, our labor relations attorneys handled hundreds of labor-management relations matters over the years.

From recognizing and responding to organizing efforts, to collective bargaining, to arbitration of disputes, to representation in cases before the National Labor Relations Board and the courts, we assist you with avoiding disputes and mitigating potential liability while maintaining your ability to run your business.

As part of our labor-management relations services, we help handle:

Labor Crisis Management

Strikes and picketing can be costly to your bottom line, so avoiding them is our priority. And when you can’t avoid a strike, we provide advice and solutions tailored to helping you weather the storm and avoid costly unfair labor practice charges.

Labor Litigation and Dispute Resolution

If a dispute arises, we know how to handle the situation. Our decades of experience put us in a strong position to represent your business’ interests. We can help you with labor arbitration of contract disputes, as well as representing you in matters before the National Labor Relations Boards and in the courts.

Collective Bargaining and Labor-Management Relations

The collective bargaining agreement between your business and a union is the starting point for maintaining your ability to run your business in a unionized environment. We can help with bargaining over an initial agreement, or maintaining an ongoing agreement. We can also assist you in maintaining compliance with your agreement and navigating matters that arise in administering the agreement’s provisions.

Organizational Activities

Employees seek out unions for a reason. We can help you avoid situations that cause employees to seek out unions and to recognize when a union is seeking to organize your employees. In addition, if your business has become the target of an organizational drive by a union, we can help you avoid unfair labor practice charges and maintain legal compliance in your response efforts.

State-Wide Legal Services for Employers

  • Employee Handbooks & Personnel Policies
  • Consulting Regarding Performance Management, Discipline, & Discharge Decisions
  • Preparing Employment, Confidentiality, Non-Competition, & Separation Agreements & Releases
  • Dealing with Collective Bargaining Issues
  • Representation Before the NLRB
  • Labor-Management Relations
  • Layoffs and Plant Closures
  • Disability and Religious Accommodation Issues
  • Conducting and Supervising Internal Investigations
  • Coordinating Workers’ Compensation & Leave Issues
  • Investigating Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, & Whistleblower Complaints
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If you’re an employer looking for legal counsel in South Carolina to help with labor relations and employment law issues, then contact our firm today.

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