Flaherty  |  Sensabaugh  |  Bonasso   PLLC


Employment Law

Businesses are constantly under pressure from ever-expanding employment regulations.  Flaherty’s Employment & Labor Law attorneys offer advice on how to successfully navigate these complex requirements.  Our role is not to tell you what your business cannot do, but to assist you in implementing policies and practices that allow your business to accomplish its goals while minimizing its legal risks.

Our attorneys provide you with legal counsel and support in every phase of your relationship with your employees.  Below is a sample of the employment services we provide clients:


  • Employment applications
  • Background checks (criminal, credit or otherwise)
  • Employment and recruiting agreements
  • Post-offer ADA compliant physical exam procedures


  • Human resources management
  • Human rights compliance
  • Employee handbooks, including detailed job descriptions/profiles
  • Drug-test policies and procedures
  • Personnel files protocols
  • Wage and hour obligations
  • Employee v. independent contractor issues
  • Wage payment and collection procedures

 Discipline and Termination

  • Progressive discipline policies and implementation
  • Employment-at-will terminations
  • Separation agreements (including release provisions peculiar to the West Virginia Human Rights Act)
  • Disengagement procedures including conduct and content of exit interviews
  • Plant closing and related notifications

Employment Litigation