Our Practices

Niles Barton’s deep experience and a history of success in handling matters for our clients have helped to make us a firm that they rely on and trust. No matter how challenging or difficult the matter, our clients know we will rise to the occasion and do whatever it takes, whenever needed, to protect their interests.

Our Practices

Employment Law

"Employing standards to support businesses and employees"

Businesses are challenged with creating a safe and rewarding environment for employees. They must also comply with employment laws and regulations. Our employment attorneys counsel employers on compliance issues and legislative requirements. We assist clients in the development of standards and policies that are constantly changing with regard to discrimination, sexual and other forms of harassment, wrongful discharge, medical and family leave, disability and substance abuse. Our attorneys also work closely with human resource professionals on matters involving personnel records, compensation, hiring and firing, employee handbooks, and job performance issues.

Niles Barton has been providing legal services to businesses since 1838. Our founders were ahead of their time when it came to equal employment rights. In fact, George William Brown and Ganz were instrumental in admitting the first African-American attorney, Everett J. Waring, to the practice of law in Maryland in 1885. We continue to work with clients and the courts to uphold employment standards and laws today.

Our employment legal services involve the following:

  • Compensation
  • Employee Job Performance, Misconduct and Termination
  • Employee Policies and Handbooks
  • Employment Litigation
  • Equal Employment
  • Executive Compensation
  • Family and Medical Leave
  • Harassment
  • Legislative Compliance
  • Privacy Protection
  • Severance Packages
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Veteran’s Rights
  • Worker’s Compensation
  • Workforce Management
  • Workplace Diversity
Michael P. Shaw
Senior Counsel
Brett A. Buckwalter