Labor & Employment Law
Our attorneys are commended by clients and peers alike for the strategic business solutions and responsive, hands-on services they provide, which include a variety of litigation and compliance counseling matters. We also conduct comprehensive workplace investigations, wide-ranging training sessions, handbook and policy audits, and privileged and non-privileged cultural assessments.
We represent clients in many fields, including retail, advanced technology, pharmaceuticals, insurance, financial services, banking and finance, telecommunications, media, healthcare, manufacturing, construction, education, consumer products, publishing, service-oriented businesses, transportation, and nonprofit agencies. We also represent numerous public sector clients and government entities. We handle matters for these clients in both federal and state courts and before various administrative agencies. We represent employers with respect to the various federal antidiscrimination laws, including the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as similar state and local laws. We have extensive experience in federal and state court litigation and administrative proceedings involving claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, ranging from defense of individual claims of discrimination to matters involving multiple plaintiffs and classes. We also regularly defend whistle-blower claims.
Our attorneys represent employers and individuals in various claims involving restrictive covenants and trade secrets. We also advise companies and executive-level employees on employment, non-disclosure, and confidentiality agreements, as well as employee policies and procedures designed to help protect these kinds of assets and intellectual property. Our team negotiates employment and separation agreements that address such terms as compensation, equity awards, and restrictive covenants and advises clients on non-competition, anti-raiding, and confidentiality provisions, waivers of employment-based claims, and the full range of compensation issues.
We represent, in a comprehensive manner, the interests of employers regarding overtime and off-the-clock work, employee classification, independent contractor, and other wage and hour issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state laws, defending employers in administrative proceedings and in response to wage and hour actions filed in federal and state courts by or on behalf of classes, groups, and individuals. In addition, we advise and train employers on wage and hour policies and best practices.
Our attorneys have extensive experience in assisting employers facing union organizational drives, election campaigns, and related union activities. We also regularly assist unionized clients with labor contract negotiations and administration, grievances, and labor arbitrations and defending against unfair labor practice charges where necessary.
We regularly advise clients on matters of leave administration, disability accommodation, employee separations, workforce reductions, performance management, workplace regulation, record-keeping, postings, and day-to-day employment counseling issues.