Employment

Employment-related issues often play a crucial role in the success of today's organizations. Our Employment Practice counsels clients on the broad range of issues involved in employment law, labor law, employee relations and employee benefits.

Clients rely on our advice and assistance regarding day-to-day personnel management matters. We provide training to supervisory and human resources personnel. Our approach emphasizes preventative strategies and practical approaches to help clients achieve their objectives.

When disputes arise, our attorneys have the experience to effectively advance our clients' interests. We represent clients before the numerous federal, state and local administrative agencies and federal and state courts that enforce employment and labor laws, as well as in arbitrations and other dispute resolution proceedings.

Our Employment attorneys regularly call upon our Employee Benefits/ERISA Team to advise clients on the design, implementation and maintenance of employee benefit plans in compliance with ERISA and other laws. Our attorneys work closely with the Firm's Business Law and Employee Benefits Practices to address the many complex employment, labor and employee benefit issues arising in commercial transactions.

Our Employment Team is actively involved in matters that include:

  • Age discrimination
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • COBRA
  • Collective bargaining
  • Common law tort and contract claims
  • Contingent workforce
  • Deferred compensation
  • Drug testing/substance abuse
  • Employee handbooks
  • Employment agreements
  • Employment discrimination
  • Employment and ERISA litigation
  • ERISA/employee benefits/Affordable Care Act
  • Executive compensation & benefits
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Harassment training and investigations
  • Health and disability benefits
  • Independent contractors
  • Labor relations
  • Multiemployer benefit funds
  • NLRB proceedings
  • Occupational safety and health
  • Pension, profit sharing and 401(k) plans
  • Personnel policies
  • Plant closings and the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)
  • Privacy
  • Reductions in force
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Retirement plans
  • Severance/separation agreements
  • Social media
  • Telecommuting
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • Unemployment
  • Wage and hour
  • Wrongful discharge

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