City of Topeka
John R. Dietrick, P.A., provides comprehensive legal advice, research and support in the areas of labor and employment law to employers, executives, business owners and human resource professionals in a variety of organizations and businesses, from small companies to large corporations.
Mr. Dietrick has been actively involved in the practice of law for more than 30 years, is licensed in both Kansas and Louisiana, and is a member of the Kansas Bar Association, the Louisiana Bar Association and the American Bar Association. His practice is committed to the highest standards of legal excellence and ethics.
Mr. Dietrick’s community activities have included serving on the boards of Topeka Collegiate School, Washburn School of Law, Easterseals Capper Foundation and Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, as well as other charitable and community organizations.
Legal services provided by John R. Dietrick, P.A. include:
Often employers request advice pertaining to employment law issues arising out of daily operations such as general legal compliance with state and federal laws, the hiring process, the termination process, personnel practices, employee dispute resolutions, labor issues, arbitrations, unemployment compensation, etc. The Law Firm understands the importance of providing timely and accurate information to properly handle the variety of legal issues that occur in the workplace.
The Law Firm prides itself on conducting fair and impartial investigations on behalf of employers concerning allegations of harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, hostile work environment and other misconduct by employees. These investigations are timely, comprehensive and conclusive and, if required, include aggressive responses to KHRC, EEOC and/or OSHA complaints.
Employee Handbooks are utilized by employers as a source of information for their employees, as well as an effective tool that may potentially prevent employee lawsuits. The Law Firm ensures its clients' employee handbooks are in compliance with applicable employment laws and regulations and customized to their specific cultures. The Law Firm highly recommends regular reviews and updates to employee handbooks.
The Law Firm provides guidance, legal advice and document preparation on behalf of non-profit entities concerning their governance structure, board dynamics, legal and ethical responsibilities, bylaws and policies, human resources, record retention and document destruction, as well as code of ethics, conflict of interest, confidentiality and whistle-blower protection policies.
Both employment and separation agreements can be effective tools to prevent future employment disputes and breaches of contract from occurring. The Law Firm develops customized employment and separation agreements tailored to its clients’ businesses and their employees. The Law Firm has extensive experience composing contracts and agreements in all areas of employment law, including confidentiality, severance, non-compete and non-solicitation provisions.
Employment Legal Services are provided by John R. Dietrick, P.A.