Consultation and assistance for employers directed to both avoidance of litigation and the achievement of organizational goals, regarding:

  • Legal opinions and guidance on employment-related decisions and issues;
  • Layoffs;
  • Management of employees who pose problems and claims risks;
  • Drafting and revision of employee manuals and internal HR policies and procedures;
  • Drafting and analysis of employment agreements, severance agreements, “non-compete” agreements, confidentiality agreements, and other employment-related legal documents;
  • Internal investigations;
  • Management and supervisory training for claims avoidance.

Defense of claims in judicial and administrative litigation, including responses to charges filed with

  • the EEOC,
  • the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor;
  • the NC Division of Employment Security for unemployment benefits;

Topical Areas: Mr. Albetta offers extensive experience and expertise for claims avoidance and defense in all areas of employment law, including:


  • Sexual and other types of harassment,
  • Discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, and genetic information;
  • Whistleblowers;
  • Retaliation;
  • Family and medical leave;
  • Employee misconduct and discipline, including
    • Insubordination;
    • Employee violence;
    • Employee substance use and abuse;
    • Use and abuse of IT media and facilities, including social media;
  • Managing unionization initiatives.