As a member of Davis|Kuelthau’s labor and employment team, Tony proactively and reactively assists employers, both big and small, in wading through the various HR-related issues that arise in today’s employment world. Proactively, Tony helps with issues such as hiring/firing, noncompetition agreements and other restrictive covenants, disability and ADA issues, FMLA and other leave matters, employee handbook review and revision, sensitive personnel matters and investigations, OSHA compliance, wage and hour issues, and labor negotiations. He also provides public entities and schools, both primary/secondary and post-secondary, with advice and counsel on issues specific to those clients.
As is the case, though, not all problems can be proactively avoided, and litigation often arises. When it does, Tony works with his clients to pinpoint the underlying issues, develop a sound and cost-effective strategy, and follow that strategy toward the desired result, whether through litigation to ultimate decision or through settlement. He has assisted clients in litigating matters pertaining to issues such as wrongful termination, employment discrimination, harassment, enforcement or breach of employment agreements, wage and hour complaints, and many others. Regardless of the underlying circumstances, Tony uses his ten-plus years of litigation experience, as well as his natural negotiation skills, reason and practicality, to achieve successful outcomes, while always keeping an eye on the client’s bottom line.
Prior to joining Davis|Kuelthau, Tony practiced in-house with a multinational trucking, transportation and logistics services company – experience that provides him with a unique insight and understanding of the issues his clients face and their impact, on both a business and a personal level.