Mr. Hetrick counsels employers to help avoid claims arising from day-to-day employment decisions, particularly terminations of employees and large-scale layoffs.
He also assists in the drafting and revising of employment policies and procedures, employment applications, background check disclosure and consent agreements, employee handbooks and employment contracts, including non-compete agreements, trade secret agreements and arbitration agreements.
Mr. Hetrick has defended hundreds of "charges of discrimination" filed against employers with the EEOC.
He has litigated numerous discrimination and retaliation lawsuits in federal and state courts, of which most were resolved by summary judgment and dismissal of all claims against the employer.
Mr. Hetrick has developed a practice focus in preparing affirmative action plans for US government contractors and subcontractors and responding to compliance audits of those plans by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).
To date, he has prepared more than 200 affirmative action plans and defended against more than 15 OFCCP compliance audits.
Mr. Hetrick earned his JD from the University of Alabama and his BA from Tulane University.