Employment Law & Real Estate Assessment Attorney Serving Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Concentrating my practice in a few areas of the law has enabled me to amass a depth of knowledge and experience in those select areas of employment and real estate law.
My reputation for responsiveness and open communication makes me a popular choice for business because I am able to provide timely advice when workplace issues arise.
Commitment to Results
Your situation deserves diligent attention and precise detail. Regardless of a client's size or resources, my focus remains the same: achieving a swift, favorable resolution to all issues in an efficient, cost-effective way.
Kimberly J. Kisner, Esq.Attorney at Law
I am a management-side labor and employment lawyer. My employment law practice is focused on advising both for-profit and non-profit clients on day-to-day employment challenges that arise when businesses have employees, such as discrimination and harassment complaints, accommodations to individuals with disabilities, compliance with wage and hour and employee leave laws, and best practices for hiring, discipline, terminations and layoffs.
I am also a real estate attorney, assisting property owners and management companies in landlord tenant litigation, fair housing complaints, Allegheny County property assessment appeals, and for-sale-by-owner transactions. If you are in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, or the surrounding areas, you can be confident that no matter what your needs may be as an employer or property owner, I am here for you.
Prompt and an expert in her field --that's how I'd describe Attorney Kisner. I contacted her on a Friday afternoon for help with an emergency matter set for hearing on the following Tuesday. Most attorneys would have waited until the following week to respond and then asked for a continuance of the hearing. But Attorney Kisner responded immediately, drilled down on the issues thoroughly, and won the hearing. I highly recommend Kim Kisner to any business owner or organization needing advice or representation.
Kim Kisner is the professional I use when it involves employment law. She is very thorough, professional, and more importantly, an excellent person. I highly recommend Kim.
If you need a competent attorney to help you with wrongful discharge, employment agreements, confidentiality agreements, unemployment compensation claims, employment discrimination issues, workplace and sexual harassment, disability accommodation, Family & Medical Leave Act compliance, employee handbooks, human resource policies and practices, KIM IS THE WOMAN.
Kim is my 'go-to-person' when I am confronted with a complicated human resources issue. She has handled our employment law matters for more than 15 years. I value the pragmatic and sound advice that Kim always provides to our business and I have always appreciated the level of her commitment both in terms of her time and effort as well as her speed of response.
You should consider hiring an employment law attorney as a business owner in various situations, including:
When facing disputes or claims from employees, such as wrongful termination or discrimination.
During employee contract negotiations or when drafting employment agreements.
When implementing company policies and procedures to ensure compliance with labor laws.
To provide guidance on handling workplace issues to prevent potential legal problems.
If your company permits short breaks of less than 20 minutes, it's important to compensate employees for those breaks. On the other hand, when it comes to meal periods, you are not obligated to provide pay for employees' meal breaks if they do not perform any work during the break and the meal period extends beyond 20 minutes.
Small businesses must adhere to various compliance requirements, including:
Wage and hour laws, such as minimum wage and overtime regulations.
Non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity laws.
Workplace safety and health regulations.
Tax obligations, including payroll taxes.
Employee record-keeping and reporting requirements.
Consulting with an employment law attorney can help you identify and meet these obligations to avoid legal issues and penalties.
Serving Businesses and Property Owners
HR PROBLEMS SOLVED
Navigating Leave and Disability Issues
Reducing Legal Liability When Terminating Employees
Paying Employees Correctly to Avoid Wage Payment Lawsuits
Addressing Drug/Alcohol Issues in the Workplace
Helping with Severance Agreements
Defending Against Employee Lawsuits
Plan. Protect. Save.
As a passionate advocate for small businesses in southwestern Pennsylvania, I believe that my clients deserve an attorney who understands business development, client service and the bottom line in business. For 25 years, I have owned and operated at least one small business in Pittsburgh, and, at times, I have run two businesses. I understand how difficult it can be to promote and provide a product or service while managing employees and staying up to date on changing employment laws.
I am available to draft or review your company's employment handbook, handhold clients through tricky situations with employees, ghost write emails and memos, provide talking points for tough conversations, and guide employers through challenging situations. Help your business avoid an EEOC or local agency charge of discrimination, a Department of Labor wage and hour audit, or a federal lawsuit alleging harassment and wrongful termination by adopting proactive strategies confirming compliance with federal, Pennsylvania, Allegheny County and city of Pittsburgh laws.
When employers cannot or do not want to avoid court, I am there to represent their interests and help them make informed decisions when weighing litigation costs, alternative dispute resolution requirements, and goals of their businesses.
I can offer you tailored strategies and solutions, with some services available through flat rate or subscription service. I care about the success of our region and our businesses in Allegheny, Butler, Beaver, Fayette, Greene, Washington and Westmoreland counties and throughout the Laurel Highlands. Reach out to Kim at Kisner Law LLC to determine how I can help.
Not only do I help employers and businesses, but I also assist a wide variety of individuals and corporations with real estate needs. If you are considering buying, selling, or investing in property anywhere throughout Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, contact me today. I work diligently to help answer your questions, prepare you for ownership, and protect your finances and future.
I offer my skilled services to those in Pittsburgh, Pine-Richland, Gibsonia, McCandless, Upper St. Clair, Mt. Lebanon, Bethel Park, Jefferson Hills, Forest Hills, Churchill, Plum, Aspinwall, Fox Chapel, Shaler, Sewickley, Moon, McDonald, Imperial, N. Fayette and S. Fayette. Reach out today by email, phone or this site's contact page to determine if I can lower your real estate taxes, regain possession of your property in a landlord tenant action, or help you purchase a home or investment property.