Robert D. Noonan is an attorney and founder of Robert Noonan and Associates - a legal services and human resources consulting firm.
The firm concentrates its practice in the representation of employers in the areas of labor and employment law, including claims of discrimination and harassment based on sex, age, race, disability, national origin, religion; retaliation claims; wage-and-hour violations; contract claims; and claims under ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act). The firm advises more than 8,000 Connecticut employers and several trade associations on employer-employee issues.
The firm places emphasis on prevention and problem solving by advising employers on an ongoing basis. The firm advises employers on day-to-day employee related issues ranging from simple final paycheck questions to more complex employee misconduct investigations. The firm drafts employment, severance, and noncompete agreements; handles compensation and benefits issues, including bonuses, commissions, stock and option awards; and counsels on family/medical leaves, discrimination, sexual harassment, and other disciplinary and termination issues. While clients are often most advantaged by prevention and constructive solutions that minimize costs, the firm defensively litigates on behalf of employers in administrative proceedings (such as CHRO, EEOC and Department of Labor), arbitrations, and actions in federal and state courts.
In addition, the firm: • Writes and reviews employee handbooks. • Advises employers on day-to-day workplace issues. • Trains Supervisors and Managers in sexual harassment, interviewing, leave issues, performance appraisals and the law of the workplace.
The firm maintains a statewide presence, representing companies in Middlesex County, New Haven County, Hartford County, Litchfield County, Fairfield County, and Tolland County. Robert Noonan & Associates also serves regional and national businesses.