Employment Law

The Kisner Law Firm represents employers in negotiating agreements and litigating employment disputes. Fifteen years of employment law expertise allows the Kisner Law Firm to do more than provide good advice. We spot lawsuits before they happen - and prevent them.

Employers count on us to assess their practices and institute the controls and training necessary to avoid employment-related disputes in every area of their company. Even experienced professionals cannot be expected to interpret complicated employment laws and stay on top of ever-changing guidelines, and many smaller companies have a small or nonexistent HR department.

Employment Audits

Most importantly, we will help your company avoid litigation with a comprehensive employment audit that includes reviewing your internal HR policies, employment handbooks, and the practices you have in place to ensure they are in compliance with current law. In short, we give employers the peace of mind to know that this area of the business is not a lurking liability.

Employment Agreements

We draft and review a wide range of employment-related agreements, including:

  • Employment Agreements
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Severance Agreements

Advice and Counsel

Additionally, the Kisner Law Firm serves as the employment law counsel to many companies, helping them plan as they grow and expand. We are available to provide advice whenever workplace issues arise, whether large or small, so employers can craft a careful response. Employment issues require immediate attention, and you will quickly learn why our brand of personal, responsive service is so appreciated by our clients. We advise on all areas of employment law, including:

  • Employment policies and handbooks
  • Employee background checks and screening
  • Independent Contractors and Temporary Employees
  • Job Descriptions
  • Labor Relations
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Personnel Training
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Terminations, Layoffs, Downsizing
  • Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Workers' Compensation Advice


To ensure your company is shielded from litigation, we also provide on-site training on various topics, all tailored to your specific needs. This not only improves the workplace environment, but it ensures you have taken the steps necessary to prevent employment-related disputes and litigation, something the courts look very favorably upon.

Litigation Defense

Of course, should you ever find yourself facing an employment-related lawsuit, all of this work with your company makes your defense that much more effective. Count on the Kisner Law Firm to provide you with the very best litigation defense, all the way through trial in state or federal court if necessary.

Unemployment Compensation

We advise employers on unemployment compensation issues and represent them through the hearing process.

Relevant Employment Laws

Pennsylvania employers must comply with several laws, including:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA)
  • Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law