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Labor and Employment

If you are an employer, we stay on top of emerging issues and trends in labor and employment so you don’t have to.  We train you and your employees so that you feel confident that you comply with the law.  We represent clients in all of the areas in which they may have issues, including the enforcement of non-compete and confidentiality agreements, wage and hour litigation, claims of harrassment or discrimination or unlawful retaliation, pay disputes, even unemployment compensation. We draft, review, analyze and update employment contracts, handbooks, and policies.

If you are an employee, we understand that challenging an unfair or illegal employment act can be daunting.  We can help you.  We can negotiate a severance agreement with your employer, analyze whether you have a claim and, if so, help you bring a claim for discrimination against your current or former employer, file and prosecute claims for illegal discrimination or harassment or retaliation, help you figure out whether you have had wages withheld illegally, advise you on whether your employer has complied with the FMLA or with wage and hour laws.  We work with employees on both an hourly and a contingency basis. 

Our clients count on our advice in every area of employment law, including:

  • Equal Pay Act
  • Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Title VII (race, gender, relgious and national origin discrimination)
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employee Discipline
  • Employee Handbooks
  • Family & Medical Leave Act
  • Non-Compete & Confidentiality Agreements
  • Wage & Hour law
  • Wrongful Termination & Retaliation
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Kansas Wage Payment Act
The Kansas Bar Association named F. James Robinson the 2017 recipient of the Phil Lewis Medal of Distinction. He was also presented with the 2017 Kahrs Lifetime Achievement Award by the Kansas Association of Defense Counsel.
The Kansas Association of Defense Counsel presented F. James Robinson with the Kahrs Lifetime Achievement Award. This award is the KADC’s highest honor, given only to those individuals with a distinguished legal and public service career. Aside from being a highly regarded attorney, Jim serves as a leader in the educating others of the role of an independent judiciary. The award was presented during the KADC's annual conference in December 2017.
Kelly Rundell leads Wesley E. Brown American Inn of Court
Kelly Rundell has been elected president of the Wesley E. Brown Inn of Court for the 2017-2018 year. The Inn’s 100 members are selected through an application process. The membership is made up of Masters, Barristers and Associates, depending on the attorney’s experience. Kelly is a Master and has been a member of the Inn since its formation in 2008.
Hite, Fanning & Honeyman lawyers recognized as Best Lawyers in America
Linda Parks was named the 2018 Lawyer of the Year in the area of bankruptcy and creditor rights/insolvency and Gaye Tibbets was named the 2018 Lawyer of the Year in the area of employment and labor litigation, by Best Lawyers in America. The following lawyers from Hite, Fanning & Honeyman have also been recognized as Best Lawyers in America 2018: Other HFH attorneys are included in the Best Lawyers in America 2018 edition. The attorneys selected were Art Chalmers (insurance law), Don Gribble (medical malpractice-defense), Jim Robinson (commercial litigation, bet-the-company litigation, banking & finance litigation), Jon Newman (workers’ compensation-employers), Randy Troutt (medical malpractice-defense), Richard Honeyman (personal injury litigation – defense) and Richard Hite (bet-the-company litigation, commercial litigation, personal injury litigation-defense). Best Lawyers is a peer review publication, seeking the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of colleagues in the same practice area. For more information,