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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
Recognized as 2017 Highly Recommended Local Litigation Firm
Hite Fanning & Honeyman is one of only two Kansas law firms “Highly Recommended” by Benchmark Litigation 2017. Benchmark Litigation is described as the definitive guide to America’s leading firms and attorneys in the area of commercial litigation. Benchmark Litigation also specifically profiled Richard Hite, Richard Honeyman and Jim Robinson as standouts among Kansas litigation attorneys. A special congratulations to them! This is the fifth year that these HFH attorneys have been highlighted. https://www.benchmarklitigation.com/
Super Lawyers list includes HFH attorneys
Attorneys of Hite Fanning & Honeyman have been selected for inclusion in the latest issue of Super Lawyers. Richard Hite is included in the category of general litigation, Richard Honeyman and Jim Robinson are in the business litigation category and Art Chalmers is in the defense litigation category. Linda Parks is recognized in the area of business and corporate work and Gaye Tibbets is included in the category of Employment and Labor. Additionally, Don Gribble and Randy Troutt are included in the list of attorneys defending medical malpractice cases. Finally, Scott Hill was selected to be included in the list of Rising Stars in the area of business and corporate work. Super Lawyers’ annual process for identifying attorneys include independent research and peer review. No more than 5% of the attorneys in the state can be included in the Super Lawyers listing.
Court Rules Against Proposed Wind Farm in Northern Sumner County
On September 21, a Sumner County judge issued a ruling in a zoning appeal case that blocks the construction of a proposed wind farm in northern Sumner County.