Employment Legal Services

HR Partners 13 of 25The Law Offices of John R. Dietrick, P.A., provide 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.

John R. 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, Capper Foundation and Kansas Children’s Discovery Center, as well as other charitable and community organizations.

Allison Zerbe joined The Law Firm as an Associate Attorney in December 2018.  Allison is admitted to practice law in Kansas and MIssouri and is a member of the American Bar Association, the Kansas Bar Association, the Missouri Bar Association and the Topeka Bar Association.

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Legal services provided by The Law Offices of John R. Dietrick, P.A. include:

Legal Counseling

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.


Investigations

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

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.


Corporate Governance

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.


Employment and Separation Agreements

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 The Law Offices of John R. Dietrick, P.A.

What our clients say...

East Texas Electric Cooperative

Tambra Offield
Officer Manager
East Texas Electric Cooperative

“I first met Kristina Dietrick and learned of HR Partners at last year’s NRECA Interact conference.  Her presentation on developing an employee handbook was very informative.  Kristina sent me all the materials and introduced me to the staff who worked closely with myself and our General Manager to develop our new employee handbook specifically to fit our needs. 

We were so impressed that when our Board President asked about doing an evaluation of our General Manager’s performance, that we immediately thought of HR Partners.”

We can’t thank HR Partners enough for all their help with our GM’s review process.  Their knowledge and experience made the process so easy. 

I have recommended CBS to all 10 of our distribution cooperative members for all their human resources needs.