Fee structures that fit

Alternative fee arrangements. Fixed, hourly and flat rates. Choose the fee structure that best fits your needs.
Or use a combination of fee structures to address the different matters that you choose to have us work on with you (e.g., fixed monthly rates for your day-to-day advice; hourly rates for your employment litigation; flat rate training for your supervisors and managers; negotiable rate strategic planning sessions). We also offer discounts for nonprofit organizations and government entities. 

Fee options are based on the types of services requested and the size of your workforce. The options include:


Labor/Employment fixed monthly retainer

For a fixed monthly fee, this option allows you to receive:

  • unlimited telephone and email advice
  • assistance with routine forms and contracts (including handbooks, job descriptions, employment contracts, settlement agreements)

There are two levels for this monthly retainer:

  • Maintenance level: For clients requiring assistance with routine compliance and operational issues.
  • Change level: For clients requiring assistance with troubleshooting, or who are undergoing restructuring, downsizing, mergers, and/or acquisitions; and for initial 1st-month assessment for new clients.

Labor/Employment/Business Strategy fixed monthly retainer

For a fixed monthly fee, this option allows you to receive:

  • unlimited telephone and email advice
  • assistance with routine forms and contracts (including handbooks, job descriptions, employment contracts, settlement agreements)
  • advice on corporate governance matters (fiduciary duties, updates of corporate documents, advice on unrelated business income tax and related tax matters)
  • advice on contract and grant administration

There are two levels for this monthly retainer:

  • Maintenance level: For clients requiring assistance with routine compliance and operational issues.
  • Change level: For clients requiring assistance with troubleshooting, or who are undergoing restructuring, downsizing, mergers, and/or acquisitions; and for initial 1st-month assessment for new clients.

Flat rates

We have a number of products (programs, plans, routine contracts) that we provide on a flat rate basis, including:

  • Basic Training Series (customizable) 
  • Handbooks
  • Summary plan descriptions
  • AAP (include logs)
  • Substance abuse reporting - State of Hawaii
  • Substance abuse reporting - USDOT
  • Substance abuse reporting - Coast Guard
  • Simple individual agreements
  • Executive individual agreements
  • Job descriptions
  • Simple entity formation
  • Simple entity dissolution

Hourly fees

We have hourly rates for:

  • Government agency investigations and audits
  • Litigation
  • Litigation (EPLI)
  • HR reviews
  • Nonprofit reviews

If you have EPLI coverage, we will work with your insurance carrier on a mutually agreeable hourly rate.


Negotiable fees

Fees will be set on a case-by-case basis for:

We will work with you to ensure that you get the service you need at a reasonable price.