Employment Law

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Employment laws and regulations are constantly evolving. Noncompliance or having outdated employment documents can carry the risk of costly litigation and administrative penalties. If your company is seeking to update personnel policies, or is facing a government audit or Fair Labor Standards Act claim, you might need guidance and meaningful answers to often complex questions. We assist employers in eliminating problems before they occur, and defending them with tenacity and sound business judgment if litigation is necessary. In light of our blended institutional and individual client base, Kennedy Berkley is uniquely situated to properly evaluate employment related claims for businesses and individuals.

Kennedy Berkley provides advice and representation to businesses in the following areas:

  • Conducting seminars and workshops for supervisors and human resource personnel in areas such as sexual and unlawful harassment, diversity and transgender issues, workplace violence, discipline procedures, lawful hiring, and basics of employment law (including discrimination, leaves of absence, and other workplace issues)
  • Handling internal investigations of harassment complaints or other employee misconduct, and providing an objective evaluation of the particular employment issue in the workplace, including recommendations for corrective action or termination
  • Defending workplace harassment and discrimination cases, and tort and contract claims such as wrongful discharge (including breach of employee handbook provisions), breach of fiduciary duty, promissory estoppels and breach of covenants not to compete
  • Assisting with terminations to minimize the risks of employment-related litigation and helping employers properly prepare for and respond to government audits and investigations, providing representation throughout the process


Kennedy Berkley Yarnevich & Williamson is one of the leading firms practicing employment law in Western Kansas. Our attorneys represent both employees and employers in workplace disputes including claims of discrimination, harassment, unpaid wages, overtime disputes, medical leave issues, retaliation, whistleblower, and other employment related issues. Our caseload typically includes matters in the following areas:

  • Discrimination, including race / national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation
  • Workplace harassment
  • Wrongful termination
  • Wage and overtime claims
  • Partnership disputes
  • Trade secrets and unfair competition
  • Non-compete agreements

If you need legal assistance, whether you are a business or an individual, contact our experienced legal team. We can help.

Areas of Representation
Employment Litigation
Supervisor Training
Human Resources Counseling
Workplace Investigations
Agency Proceedings & Compliance
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Employee Benefits
OSHA/Workplace Safety
Wage & Hour/FLSA