Employment Law

The lawyers at McMahon Berger are dedicated to the exclusive representation and defense of employers and management in all areas of employment law. Our nationally and internationally recognized attorneys, based in St. Louis, Missouri, advise, train, and defend our clients across a range of employment-related matters.

Over Six Decades of Employment Law Expertise

At McMahon Berger, our employment law attorneys have a thorough understanding of the constantly shifting legal environment employers must deal with. We work diligently to protect and defend our clients from the high cost of litigation, and we vigorously defend their interests whenever necessary.

Advising

Our attorneys collaborate with employers to ensure full compliance with all federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations. We counsel clients on what to do when workplace concerns arise, from internal disputes relating to leaves of absence and disability accommodations, to matters such as business immigration, frequently appearing before government agencies and state and federal courts.

Training

McMahon Berger keeps clients up-to-date on the most recent legislation, regulation, and court decisions that impact the employer-employee relationship in the workplace. Drawing from our depth of experience, we offer training, seminars, updates, and other resources that help clients make legally sound employment decisions.

Defending

McMahon Berger has successfully represented employers in a range of disputes before courts, government agencies, and in arbitration related to issues ranging from discrimination  claims to executive compensation disputes. In many instances, we are able to reach cost-effective and efficient solutions without going to court at all. When a case does go to court, we are fully prepared to present an energetic defense of our clients’ interests.

Turn to McMahon Berger for experienced representation across all aspects of employment law.
  • Affirmative Action/OFCCP Compliance
  • Background Check & Risk Management
  • Business Immigration
  • Corporate Compliance & Ethics
  • Crisis Management
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employer & Contractor Agreements
  • Employment Practices Audits
  • ERISA Plan Preparation & Compliance
  • Executive Compensation
  • Leaves of Absence & Disability Accommodation
  • Legislation & Regulatory Counseling
  • Performance Management & Counseling
  • Policies, Procedures & Employee Handbooks
  • Professional Employer Organizations & Temporary Worker Management
  • Public Sector Employment
  • Wage & Hour Compliance
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Workplace Health & Safety
  • Workplace Privacy & Data Security

Affirmative Action & OFCCP Compliance

McMahon Berger helps federal contractors and subcontractors satisfy all affirmative action requirements enforced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

Our experience in this area spans a number of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, and banking, just to name a few. We represent contractors with fewer than 100 employees and those with thousands of workers in multiple locations.

The OFCCP enforces many laws and regulations, including Executive Order 11246, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, and the Rehabilitation Act. Most federal contractors and subcontractors are required to take affirmative action to recruit, hire, and promote women, minorities, disabled individuals, and certain protected veterans.

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Background Checks & Risk Management

Background checks facilitate better hiring by uncovering issues that might interfere with an applicant’s ability to do the essential job functions.

McMahon Berger’s long history of representing management has created a wealth of knowledge in this area. We enable clients to make smart hiring decisions that are consistent with federal, state, and local laws.

Learn More

Business Immigration

McMahon Berger assists companies on a wide range of business immigration issues. U.S. immigration laws are constantly evolving, and we help employers understand what approach will work best for their organization.

Learn More

Corporate Compliance & Ethics

McMahon Berger brings more than just extensive legal knowledge to the table. We offer practical guidance and risk management advice to ensure your business remains compliant at all times.

Learn More

Crisis Management

No matter the crisis, McMahon Berger helps employers prepare for, manage, and address both internal and external crisis situations.

Learn More

Employee Benefits

McMahon Berger works with businesses, governments, tax-exempt organizations, and other entities to design, implement, and maintain employee benefit plans.

Learn More

Employer & Contractor Agreements

McMahon Berger has years of experience drafting employment and contractor agreements. Our attorneys work closely with employers to ensure all issues of importance to the employer are adequately addressed within the agreements.

Employers must document and define key terms and understandings pertaining to relationships with employees or independent contractors. Our team keeps clients up-to-date on legal changes that can impact these agreements.

Learn More 

Employment Practices Audits

McMahon Berger has assisted employers with countless litigation matters involving missed compliance issues or a failure to update policies and practices to keep up with existing law.

Our experienced attorneys also help employers avoid problems before they start.

Learn More

ERISA Plan Preparation & Compliance

McMahon Berger assists clients in the design of employer-sponsored benefit plans that must comply with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Our experienced attorneys help employers understand their rights and responsibilities regarding welfare and pension plans under ERISA. This knowledge enables us to develop benefit plans that achieve employer goals, control costs, and streamline administration.

Learn More

Executive Compensation

McMahon Berger regularly advises employers in the design, drafting, and operation of executive compensation plans. Our attorneys are well versed in the numerous tax and other laws that govern these types of agreements.

Learn More

Leaves of Absence & Disability Accommodation

Leaves of absence and other employee accommodations can significantly impact the workplace, whether they are due to illness, disability, or military service. McMahon Berger helps employers determine when an employee has a legal right to receive a requested leave or accommodation. We have also been at the forefront in advising employers of the rapidly changing leave requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn More

Legislation & Regulatory Counseling

Employers do not always have time to keep up with all of the fast-paced changes that occur in legislation and regulation. Because of this, McMahon Berger makes it a point to keep its clients informed of updates.

Learn More

Performance Management  & Counseling

McMahon Berger works with employers to implement a strategy for maximizing performance efficiency. We understand the unique challenges facing every industry, from individual performance concerns to organizational management strategy. Our experienced attorneys know how to address the many issues confronting Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and public agencies.

Learn More

Policies, Procedures & Employee Handbooks

McMahon Berger ensures that employment policies are accurate, effective, and legally compliant in every jurisdiction where our clients operate. Our attorneys are experienced in drafting, reviewing, auditing, and revising employment policies, procedures, handbooks, and manuals. We work with employers operating throughout the United States and beyond.

Learn More

Professional Employer Organizations & Temporary Worker Management

McMahon Berger guides employers through the use of Professional Employer Organizations or temporary workers. PEOs and temporary workers can assist employers in managing workforce compliance functions or filling in where permanent employees aren’t an option.

Learn More

Public Sector Employment

McMahon Berger possesses the experience, knowledge, and expertise to successfully navigate the many complexities of public sector employment. We have represented over 75 cities, towns, fire departments, police departments, ambulance districts, and other governmental entities throughout Missouri, Illinois and beyond.

Learn More

Wage & Hour Compliance

McMahon Berger has been counseling clients on wage and hour requirements for over 60 years. Our attorneys work with employers to periodically review compliance with all wage and hour obligations. We also help clients document their adherence to all applicable laws.

Learn More

Workers’ Compensation

The workers’ compensation system is designed to give employers some certainty when it comes to employee injuries that occur in the workplace. McMahon Berger advises clients on the sometimes confusing impact of workers’ compensation laws on how employers manage leave.

Learn More

Workplace Health & Safety

McMahon Berger advises clients on health and safety requirements, as well as post-accident obligations. We help to ensure up-to-date compliance with the ever-changing safety standards. Our attorneys have successfully defended employers before state and federal workplace safety agencies.

Learn More

Workplace Privacy & Data Security

McMahon Berger routinely advises employers on their obligations under various privacy laws. These include the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Learn More

Affirmative Action & OFCCP Compliance

McMahon Berger helps federal contractors and subcontractors satisfy all affirmative action requirements enforced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).

Our experience in this area spans a number of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, and banking, just to name a few. We represent contractors with fewer than 100 employees and those with thousands of workers in multiple locations.

The OFCCP enforces many laws and regulations, including Executive Order 11246, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, and the Rehabilitation Act. Most federal contractors and subcontractors are required to take affirmative action to recruit, hire, and promote women, minorities, disabled individuals, and certain protected veterans.

Learn More 

Background Checks & Risk Management

Background checks facilitate better hiring by uncovering issues that might interfere with an applicant’s ability to do the essential job functions.

McMahon Berger’s long history of representing management has created a wealth of knowledge in this area. We enable clients to make smart hiring decisions that are consistent with federal, state, and local laws.

Learn More

Business Immigration

McMahon Berger assists companies on a wide range of business immigration issues. U.S. immigration laws are constantly evolving, and we help employers understand what approach will work best for their organization.

Learn More

Corporate Compliance & Ethics

McMahon Berger brings more than just extensive legal knowledge to the table. We offer practical guidance and risk management advice to ensure your business remains compliant at all times.

Learn More

Crisis Management

No matter the crisis, McMahon Berger helps employers prepare for, manage, and address both internal and external crisis situations.

Learn More

Employee Benefits

McMahon Berger works with businesses, governments, tax-exempt organizations, and other entities to design, implement, and maintain employee benefit plans.

Learn More

Employer & Contractor Agreements

McMahon Berger has years of experience drafting employment and contractor agreements. Our attorneys work closely with employers to ensure all issues of importance to the employer are adequately addressed within the agreements.

Employers must document and define key terms and understandings pertaining to relationships with employees or independent contractors. Our team keeps clients up-to-date on legal changes that can impact these agreements.

Learn More 

Employment Practices Audits

McMahon Berger has assisted employers with countless litigation matters involving missed compliance issues or a failure to update policies and practices to keep up with existing law.

Our experienced attorneys also help employers avoid problems before they start.

Learn More

ERISA Plan Preparation & Compliance

McMahon Berger assists clients in the design of employer-sponsored benefit plans that must comply with the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Our experienced attorneys help employers understand their rights and responsibilities regarding welfare and pension plans under ERISA. This knowledge enables us to develop benefit plans that achieve employer goals, control costs, and streamline administration.

Learn More

Executive Compensation

McMahon Berger regularly advises employers in the design, drafting, and operation of executive compensation plans. Our attorneys are well versed in the numerous tax and other laws that govern these types of agreements.

Learn More

Leaves of Absence & Disability Accommodation

Leaves of absence and other employee accommodations can significantly impact the workplace, whether they are due to illness, disability, or military service. McMahon Berger helps employers determine when an employee has a legal right to receive a requested leave or accommodation. We have also been at the forefront in advising employers of the rapidly changing leave requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learn More

Legislation & Regulatory Counseling

Employers do not always have time to keep up with all of the fast-paced changes that occur in legislation and regulation. Because of this, McMahon Berger makes it a point to keep its clients informed of updates.

Learn More

Performance Management  & Counseling

McMahon Berger works with employers to implement a strategy for maximizing performance efficiency. We understand the unique challenges facing every industry, from individual performance concerns to organizational management strategy. Our experienced attorneys know how to address the many issues confronting Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, and public agencies.

Learn More

Policies, Procedures & Employee Handbooks

McMahon Berger ensures that employment policies are accurate, effective, and legally compliant in every jurisdiction where our clients operate. Our attorneys are experienced in drafting, reviewing, auditing, and revising employment policies, procedures, handbooks, and manuals. We work with employers operating throughout the United States and beyond.

Learn More

Professional Employer Organizations & Temporary Worker Management

McMahon Berger guides employers through the use of Professional Employer Organizations or temporary workers. PEOs and temporary workers can assist employers in managing workforce compliance functions or filling in where permanent employees aren’t an option.

Learn More

Public Sector Employment

McMahon Berger possesses the experience, knowledge, and expertise to successfully navigate the many complexities of public sector employment. We have represented over 75 cities, towns, fire departments, police departments, ambulance districts, and other governmental entities throughout Missouri, Illinois and beyond.

Learn More

Wage & Hour Compliance

McMahon Berger has been counseling clients on wage and hour requirements for over 60 years. Our attorneys work with employers to periodically review compliance with all wage and hour obligations. We also help clients document their adherence to all applicable laws.

Learn More

Workers’ Compensation

The workers’ compensation system is designed to give employers some certainty when it comes to employee injuries that occur in the workplace. McMahon Berger advises clients on the sometimes confusing impact of workers’ compensation laws on how employers manage leave.

Learn More

Workplace Health & Safety

McMahon Berger advises clients on health and safety requirements, as well as post-accident obligations. We help to ensure up-to-date compliance with the ever-changing safety standards. Our attorneys have successfully defended employers before state and federal workplace safety agencies.

Learn More

Workplace Privacy & Data Security

McMahon Berger routinely advises employers on their obligations under various privacy laws. These include the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

Learn More

Labor Law

Advocacy before arbitrators, mediators, labor boards, agencies, and state and federal courts.

INDIVIDUAL CLASS ACTION & LITIGATION

Vigorous pursuit of the best possible solution for each individual client.

Investigations

Uncovering the facts needed to resolve employment and labor issues.

Nonprofit Counseling

Legal assistance with labor and employment matters for nonprofit organizations.