Employment consulting & litigation in McPherson, Kansas
Wise & Reber, L.C., represents clients in matters of employment law in Kansas.
We’re an action-oriented law firm with a strong reputation in central Kansas. Our firm was founded in 1886 by one of the town of McPherson’s founding charter members—we’re as well-connected as any local law firm can be and we take great pride in our history of serving top businesses in our area.
How we help employees and employers in Kansas
Our attorneys are admitted to practice in state and federal courts and represent employers and employees with plaintiff or defense needs in all areas of employment law in mediation, arbitration, or litigation:
- Family Medical Leave Act
- Fair Labor Standards Act
- Confidentiality and non-competition
- Whistleblower claims
- Retaliation claims
- Wrongful termination
- Regulatory compliance
We also represent banks and businesses that may have overlapping legal problems as part of our business law practice. We are very knowledgeable in what it takes to fight complex legal matters on many levels.
Avoiding legal problems and focusing on business
We provide consultative services to employers who wish to avoid legal tangles down the road by setting up solid plans and rules for their businesses as a safeguard strike against possible legal action:
- Hiring consultations
- Contract negotiation
- Company handbooks
- Regulatory reviews
- Severance agreements
Kansas is known as an employment-at-will state. Unless an employee's termination violates some specific law or public policy, an employee can be fired for any reason, good or bad—or for no reason at all, as long as the termination does not violate these protections.
Federal and state laws prohibit termination of or discrimination against an employee based upon race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or (within certain limitations) age. An employee cannot be terminated in retaliation for filing a worker's compensation claim, using available Family and Medical Act leave, serving on a jury or serving in the armed services. Whistleblowers may also be protected by the law under certain circumstances.
Contact our offices to learn more about what kinds of behavior are lawful in the workplace or as part of business decisions.