West Virginia Labor Consultant Law Firm Defends Your Right to do Business
Given all the impediments to economic growth our state and nation are facing, the last thing an employer needs is problems in its labor force preventing the company from moving forward. Since 1982, Karen H. Miller, Attorneys at Law Labor Consultants to Management has focused on helping businesses navigate the complex web of state and federal regulations to ensure compliance, avoid controversy, and litigate disputes. We can assist you in areas related to: -Labor Law -Employment Law -Civil Litigation -Training Supervisors -Handbooks/Employee Guidelines -In-House Training -Day-to-Day Consulting with Clients Increasing profit by minimizing losses To increase its bottom line, a company either has to sell more product or cut expenses. Our labor consultants help your business do both. By counseling you on how to avoid issues with labor, we cut your negotiation and litigation costs. Smooth relations with labor makes your workers more productive and allows your business to grow. Forewarned is forearmed Our firm is dedicated to counseling management to avoid the often inadvertent violations of complex labor regulations. Drawing on years of formal education in the area of industrial relations and more than 30 years of labor and employment law practice, we educate management through in-house training and corporate seminars. We keep your business on the path to profitability and growth.
2 Hale Street, Suite 301
The Miller Building
Charleston WV 25301-2834
Labor & Employment Attorneys Serving Employers Throughout West Virginia
Karen H. Miller, Attorneys at Law, provides guidance to protect the rights of employers from abusive employees with rude or unappreciative attitudes. We have extensive knowledge of West Virginia and federal labor and employment laws, and are committed to providing prompt legal advice in all employment-related issues. With more than 30 years of experience, our lawyers have earned an excellent reputation for our ability to provide day-to-day compliance counseling, as well as our work in settlement negotiations, mediation, arbitration and court trials. At Karen H. Miller, Attorneys at Law, we understand that employers are often hesitant to terminate employees when they should not be. Our attorneys can support you through this stressful period of time and help you discipline and terminate your employees in a trouble-free manner without legal repercussions. We have handled issues involving: -Human Resource Policies -Employee Manuals -Hostile Negotiations -Unfair Labor Practices -Collective Bargaining -Non-Compete Agreements -Employment Contracts/Independent Contractors -Workplace Violence -Regulation of Employees' Usage of Social Media -I-9 Forms and Immigration Laws -Labor Relations -Wage and Hour Laws -Occupational Safety Hazards -Workers' Compensation Laws -Sexual Harassment -Discrimination/Retaliation
John W. Johnson (also known as "Captain Johnson"), is a retired Kanawha County Sheriff with 28 years of service. He has been the firm's Investigator for the past ten years. During his lengthy law enforcement career, Captain Johnson served as the Chief of Detectives for 23 years, investigating many homicides and other major felony crimes. He was promoted through the ranks to Captain, and, at the time of his retirement, held the position of Chief of Staff. Captain Johnson brings a great deal of experience and knowledge to the firm. Some of his duties include background investigations for employment and medical expert witnesses. He consults with IT technology. He also investigates private cases as the firm requires. He is the go to man for any investigative matters needed and has tremendous contacts in the law enforcement community. He has extensive background in law enforcement administration, investigations, and computer science.
Captain Johnson, a graduate from the West Virginia State Police Academy, has attended a number of seminars through the University of Delaware, the Institute of Police Technology, and The Eastman Kodak School of Photography. He has also attended numerous forensic science seminars dealing with the collection of DNA and crime scene investigations.
Captain Johnson, who is married, has two adult children and one grandchild. He spends his spare time with his family and is a professional photographer.
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Joseph Lawrence Amos, Jr. was born and raised in Charleston, West Virginia. After graduating from Charleston Catholic High School in 2004, he was awarded a Promise Scholarship and attended West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. In May 2008, Mr. Amos graduated Cum Laude from the West Virginia College of Business and Economics with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Following his undergraduate education, in August 2009 Mr. Amos received his Master of Science in Industrial Relations from West Virginia University College of Business and Economics.
Mr. Amos was accepted to the West Virginia University College of Law and began his legal education in August 2009. During his tenure at WVU's College of Law, Mr. Amos was a law clerk for Chief Justice Robin Davis of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals and interned at the National Labor Relations Board in Washington D.C.
After graduation, Mr. Amos returned to his hometown of Charleston, West Virginia and began working for Karen H. Miller, Attorneys at Law focusing on labor and employment law, general business defense, and civil litigation.
Labor Consultant to Management
Litigation Consultant to Physicians
General Defense Litigation
West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 1982
West Virginia University, M.S., Industrial Relations, 1979
Law firm profile
Karen H. Miller, Attorneys at Law, practices in the areas of employment and labor law. The firm focuses on corporate consulting, which encompasses aspects of human resources law involving:
Sexual Harassment Training
Workplace Violence Training
Drug Free Workplace Training
Training Employees to Respect Their Employer
Day-to-Day Consulting on Employment Issues
Reasonable Accommodations Training for Americans with Disabilities
Background Checks for New Employees or Problem Employees
Wage and Hour Issues
The firm also represents physicians in:
Negotiating Employment Contracts
Employment Interests Involving Private Practice
Robert A. Hogue is a native of Clarksburg, West Virginia and a lifelong resident of the State. Mr. Hogue attended West Virginia University, where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration/Accounting (1995), a Master's Degree in Business Administration (1996), and a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree (1999).
After completing his education, Mr. Hogue was licensed to practice law and admitted to the West Virginia Bar in September 1999. Since that time, he has practiced in the Charleston, West Virginia area. Currently, his practice consists primarily of addressing labor and employment matters on behalf of business entities and working in the area of medical professional liability defense on behalf of physicians.
In his spare time, Mr. Hogue enjoys reading, history, travel, and outdoor recreation such as camping and hiking. He is also a lifelong fan of West Virginia University athletics. He is an active adult leader in the Boy Scouts of America, where he has served in such capacities as Cub Master and Committee Member for his local Troop. Mr. Hogue resides in Putnam County, West Virginia with his family.
Steven M. Kresch was raised in Apex, North Carolina. In May of 2010, he graduated Cum Laude from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and National Security Studies. He then attended West Virginia University College of Law and received his Doctor of Jurisprudence in May of 2014. While at the College of Law he received a CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Nuclear Law and Policy.
Mr. Kresch has previously interned for a United States Senator in Washington, D.C. and a United States Army General Officer. He is an Eagle Scout and has received numerous awards for Public Service including: The State of North Carolina Civilian Commendation Medal, The Public Service Medal from the College of Master Advocates & Barristers, The President's Volunteer Service Award, and, finally, he was made an Honorary Colonel of Kentucky by Governor Steve Beshear.
Mr. Kresch is married to Makenzie Hatfield Kresch of Charleston, West Virginia, and upon graduation moved back to Charleston, West Virginia to be an associate with Karen H. Miller, Attorneys at Law. His practice focuses on employment and labor law, medical malpractice defense, general business defense, and civil litigation.
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West Virginia University College of Law
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