Employment law and human resources consulting

Areas of Practice


The Law Office of Nancy Washington Vaughn focuses on providing clients with employment law advice in compliance with applicable law and current human resources best practices. The legal advice that the Firm provides to businesses and non-profit organizations is based on a preventative law approach that is intended to reduce the risk of employment law non-compliance.

  • Employment  Law Compliance 
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Complaint Investigations & Responses
  • U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Complaint Investigations & Responses
  • Reduction In Force Implementation / WARN Act Compliance
  • Pre-Termination Analysis and Advising
  • Retaliation Claims Analysis
  • Employee Leave (Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA))
  • Disability Discrimination & Accommodation (Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act Compliance (ADEA) Compliance
  • Immigration Law – I/9 and E-verify Compliance
  • Wage and Hour Law Compliance (Fair Labor Standards Act)
  • Unemployment Compensation Hearing Representation
  • Service Contract Act (Federal Government Contractors)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Employment Agreements (confidentiality, non-compete, and independent contractor      agreements)
  • Harassment and Discrimination
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Compliance and Monitoring
  • Legal  advice and counsel regarding discipline and termination issues
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (anti-discrimination and anti-harassment laws)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Drug Free Workplace Act
  • Federal and state employment law advising   
  • Other: The Firm offers a full range of employment law and human resources law legal services.

Human resources management Law

The Law Office of Nancy Washington Vaughn serves businesses and non-profit organizations in need of a legal adviser to outsource all or parts of the human resources function.  



  • HR Audits
  • Employment  Law Compliance Training
  • Employee Grievance Hearing Facilitator
  • Recruitment/Interview Panel Training
  • New Hire Orientation Training
  • Management Training on HR Compliance
  • Harassment Investigations
  • General Complaint Investigations
  • OSHA Compliance Audits
  • Wage and Hour Audits
  • FLSA Exempt vs. Non-Exempt Classification Audits
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Compliance and Monitoring
  • Other: Services pertaining to other human resources matters are available upon request.


  • Employee Handbook Revision or Development
  • General HR Policies
  • Employee Forms and Agreements
  • Severance and Release Agreements
  • Non-compete Agreements
  • Performance     Improvement/Progressive
  • Discipline Plans
  • Performance Evaluation Forms & Policies
  • Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Policies
  • Medical and Military Leave Programs
  • E-verify Programs
  • Termination and Exit Documentation
  • Electronic & Social Networking Policies
  • Job/Position Descriptions
  • Record Retention Plans
  • Telecommuting Policies & Agreements
  • Offer Letter Forms & Processes
  • Other: Customized HR Policies and Documentation can be drafted upon request.

Employment law & Human Resources TRAINING

The Law Office of Nancy Washington Vaughn helps businesses and non-profit organizations bring human resource policies and procedures to life by helping your management and staff develop a practical understanding of your human resources strategy through training that resonates with your team to transform written policy into daily action. 

The Firm provides live and virtual training sessions for clients. The firm creates customized employee training sessions that are interactive and informative. 



• Harassment

• Disability Accommodation (ADA Compliance)

• Workplace Safety, Injury & Illness Prevention Program (OSHA Compliance)

• Family Medical Leave (FMLA Compliance)

• Ethical Conduct

• Employee Performance Evaluations /Appraisals

• Hiring/Recruitment Strategies

• Intellectual Property Protection

• Use of Technology & Social Media

• Workplace Violence / Conflict

• Employer Liability for Noncompliance with Federal & State Employment Laws

• Employer Liability for Workplace Violence & Other Torts

• Alabama Immigration Law – Employer Compliance

• Updates in Employment Law Cases & Legislation

• Other: Training services on other employment law and human resources topics are available upon request.


• Discrimination & Harassment Training for Management

• Legal Hiring Strategies

• Conducting Employee Performance Evaluations / Appraisals

• Ethical Conduct

• Employee Disciplinary Actions & Terminations

• Managing Workplace Conflict & Violence

• Other: Management training pertaining to other employment law and human resources topics is available upon request.


Nancy Washington Vaughn, Esq., PHR, SHRM-CP


A graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School, Nancy Vaughn maintains active licenses to practice law in Alabama and Tennessee. Ms. Vaughn holds PHR and SHRM-CP national human resources certifications.