HR Law Consultants is a San Francisco based employment law and human resources consulting firm, founded by Jane Kow in 2012, which specializes specializes in providing legal advice, consulting, and training on all aspects and phases of the employment relationship, from hiring to termination. We have clients that are located all over California and we also service clients whose headquarters are overseas or out of state, but have regional operations based in California.
HR Law Consultants help employers to develop and implement sound personnel policies and practices to reduce the risk of lawsuits by employees. We develop all kinds of customized forms, policies and procedures for use by Human Resources personnel, including: Employee Handbooks, personnel policies, performance evaluation forms, template HR forms for use with managing employees’ time off (vacation, sick time, paid time off, personal leaves), disability or medical leaves and requests for reasonable accommodations, work-at-home and telecommuting arrangements, meal period waivers, and alternative work week arrangements, make-up time requests), to name a few. We also prepare executive employment contracts and independent contractor agreements tailored for clients’ specific arrangements and needs.
HR Law Consultants design and provide guidance and customized employment law compliance training on a variety of topics, including legal issues of supervision, performance management and documentation practices, wage and hour audits, sexual harassment prevention, managing employee leave of absences and reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities, conducting workplace investigations and restricting employee social media use in the workplace.
HR Law Consultants conducts workplace and EEO investigations on behalf of employers, and provides training and guidance on how to conduct effective internal investigations into harassment, discrimination, retaliation and other workplace complaints. The firm has over ten years experience conducting a variety of independent investigations on behalf of employers in diverse industries and workplaces, including discrimination and harassment based on sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, race/color, national origin, and age.
HR Law Consultants conducts workplace audits to ensure compliance with recordkeeping and poster requirements, documentation practices, and compliance with EEO and wage and hour laws. We help employers determine whether workers are properly classified as independent contractors or employees and whether employees are properly classified as exempt or non-exempt, and will help them to communicate necessary workforce adjustments to employees’ status upon discovery of a misclassification aimed at minimizing the risk of further liability.
News and Events
- August 12, 2014, “Navigating the Interactive Process: Traps to Avoid and Best Practices Tips for Employers” at the 2014 Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC) Annual International Conference, Venetian Resort, Las Vegas, NV.
- September 12, 2014, “Harassment & Social Media: The New Workplace Frontier,” at the EEOC Annual TAPS Conference for Employers, Dolce Hayes Conference Center, San Jose, CA.
- October 16, 2014, “Managing Employees With Disabilities: Providing Accommodations, While Addressing Performance, Misconduct And Absenteeism Issues” at the 11th Annual Alameda County Disability Employment Awareness and Conference &Training, Hilton Garden Inn, Emeryville, CA.
- October 30, 2014, “Best Practices for Documenting Employee Performance and Misconduct Issues” and “A Step by Step Guide to Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations,” at the HR Law Consultants Conference, Alameda County Training and Education Center, Oakland, CA.