We expertly represent clients in all aspects of their employment relationships. Our lawyers provide clients with practical and sound advice on a broad range of labor and employment law issues, helping them create and maintain a productive and well-managed work force while avoiding employment-related disputes. The Firm assists employers with respect to work force restructuring and employee terminations, discipline, and performance, and counsels employers on compliance issues under the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other federal, state, and local laws. Our lawyers routinely provide advice and assistance with respect to investigations of employee misconduct, including allegations of harassment, discrimination, dishonesty, and substance abuse. We also conduct comprehensive audits of employment practices and present seminars to our clients’ management and employees on pertinent employment-related subjects, including sexual harassment, wage and hour laws, disability leave, and equal employment opportunity laws. Our lawyers also draft and negotiate employment documents of all types, including employment contracts, consulting agreements, trade secret/confidentiality agreements, severance agreements, personnel policies, employee handbooks, and affirmative action plans that are designed to fulfill employers’ obligations under the law and to prevent issues that arise in the workplace.
When disputes cannot be avoided, our lawyers have extensive experience defending employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies against wage and hour violation claims, ADA claims, discrimination claims (based on age, sex, race, national origin, pregnancy, religion, disability, sexual orientation and other protected classes), and harassment and retaliation claims.