Got an employment law question? Use Alabama Retail’s Employment Law Resource Center

Did you know Alabama Retail Association members have access to free telephone or e-mail consultation with a team of the state’s top labor law attorneys?

Your association partners with the Birmingham law firm of Lehr Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson, P.C., to provide the Employment Law Resource Center.

Not sure whether you should terminate an employee? Want to double check whether a certain deduction from an employee’s pay is legal? Through the center, you can ask such questions without charge.

When you call Alabama Retail’s Employment Law Hotline, you get quick and specific answers,” said Rebecca Brown, vice president of human resources and legal for Wall Street Markets LLC in Dothan. Wall Street Markets operates Piggly Wiggly grocery stores in Alabama, Georgia and Florida. Even though she is a lawyer, Rebecca has taken advantage of ARA’s Employment Law Hotline. “It provides practical applications for business operations,” she said.

If you need more comprehensive assistance than an answer to a question in a telephone or e-mail consultation, the hotline lawyers will discuss how to proceed with you; otherwise, your calls and e-mails are handled without charge to you.

Forms and videos too!
The center also includes samples of commonly used human resources forms and letters and employment law frequently asked questions. The FAQs are presented as video segments with members of the Lehr, Middlebrooks Vreeland & Thompson staff. Topics covered include jury duty, pregnancy leave, workplace bullying and social media in the workplace.

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Originally published Feb. 14, 2017