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Labor & Employment Law

The firm has extensive experience in representing management in litigation in both state and federal court, as well as counseling and advice regarding a wide range of employment-related issues. We are privileged to enjoy a close relationship with our business clients who know that the firm’s members are always available to provide advice on important and sensitive employment decisions, to defend them in litigation when the need arises, and to ensure that their human resources function remains in compliance with all legal requirements. Examples of the types of matters the Labor & Employment Group handles include:

  • Employment contracts, including the negotiation and enforcement of agreements, and advice regarding separation
  • Litigation of employment discrimination claims related to age, race, sex, disability, national origin, pregnancy, religion, and sexual or other harassment
  • Executive compensation
  • ERISA litigation
  • Family and Medical Leave Act compliance and litigation
  • Internal investigations
  • Evaluation, negotiation and litigation relating to non-compete and confidentiality agreements
  • Compliance with and defense of claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and related statutes, including defense of class action matters
  • Affirmative action plans
  • Traditional labor matters such as union avoidance, negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, arbitrations and mediations, and defense of NLRB charges
  • Sarbanes-Oxley and other whistleblower claims
  • Workers compensation and other retaliatory discharge claims
  • HIPAA and COBRA compliance
  • Compliance with and defense of claims under Titles I, II and III of the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Review of Employee Handbooks, applications, and other employment related forms and documents
  • Training and advice concerning hiring, termination, employee discipline, employee evaluation processes, and employee compensation issues

Members of the firm regularly conduct training sessions, seminars and feed-back sessions for employers in connection with employment and workers compensation laws.