Policies, Compliance, Audits, and Training


Davis Malm's employment attorneys work cooperatively with our clients' executives, managers, and supervisors in developing essential risk-reduction procedures. Together, we can and do prevent legal problems from occurring by implementing proper personnel policies keyed to a particular client's business. We do so by regularly auditing our clients' employment practices and by providing hands-on assistance during government compliance reviews. Most important, we provide training materials and programs for our clients on all critical employment areas such as sexual harassment, discipline, hiring procedures, and termination. We have invited clients in specific industries to join us for programs on employment law issues that we have specially designed for their industry. Finally, we publish widely on employment topics and keep clients informed with Davis Malm Client Alerts on new developments in employment law. We are committed to education and training in employment law compliance, because our experience bears out that this is the best way to prevent costly litigation and government intervention.

Representative Matters

  • Represented employers in the healthcare industry in wage and hour investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor and the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office.
  • Conducted a well-attended seminar for the restaurant and hospitality industries on current issues and changes in the law of which these industries should be aware.
  • Concluded a comprehensive human resources audit of an international transportation company, including preparation and revision of policies to ensure compliance with federal and state law.
  • Performed employment audits of, and prepared employment policies and personnel handbooks for, entities in the health-care, entertainment, biopharmaceutical, construction, and biotechnology industries.
  • Conducted trainings on compliance with the interplay of the American With Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, and Workers’ Compensation Laws.
  • Provided training to clients on managing and implementing large reductions in force.