Employment Law

Providing Effective Legal Counsel for Employment-Related Matters Across Maryland, Delaware and Beyond

At McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker (MDSW), we work with both employers and employees on an array of employment matters. We help companies establish policies and programs that minimize their exposure to employment-related claims and keep them in compliance with state and federal employment laws. We are also committed to protecting the rights of workers when companies run afoul of their obligations.

Proactively Insulating Businesses From Employment Issues

In addition to protecting the interests of employers already embroiled in disputes, MDSW’s employment lawyers work closely with employers to draft the documents and agreements that can go a long way towards minimizing the risk of costly and time-consuming employment disputes in the future. In addition to assisting employers in establishing training programs and properly communicating with employees in order to reduce the likelihood that conflict will arise, we provide sound counsel and thorough document preparation related to:

  • Employment agreements
  • Employment applications
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Non-solicitation agreements
  • Trade secret protection
  • Separation agreements
  • Employee handbooks, policies and procedures

MDSW takes great pride in our accessibility and responsiveness. We are available to counsel employers and human resource administrators on a daily basis, and are always at the ready when unexpected problems or questions arise.

Employment Disputes

MDSW’s employment law attorneys have deep knowledge of the complex web of state and federal laws and regulations which govern employment relationships. We also have the courtroom and negotiating skills that help our clients resolve employment disputes efficiently and productively.

MDSW has significant experience representing both employers and employees in labor and employment litigation in Maryland state and federal courts, as well as in administrative proceedings. We handle all manner of employment-related claims, including:

  • Discrimination
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Retaliation
  • Wage and hour disputes
  • Sexual harassment
  • Workplace violence
  • OSHA and workplace safety issues
  • Trade secret theft and enforcement of non-competition agreements
  • Employee benefits and ERISA
  • Whistleblower actions
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Employee privacy
  • Executive compensation
  • Drug-related policies
  • Workplace torts, including defamation, breach of fiduciary duty and conversion.

Contact Our Employment Lawyers Today

With offices in Annapolis, Easton, Cambridge, and Ocean City, McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker, LLC is perfectly positioned to provide Eastern Shore employers and employees with sophisticated, personally tailored employment law representation. Call us today at (410) 820-0222 or contact us online to arrange for a consultation.