Our Labor and Employment Practice Group partners with private and public employers of all sizes to provide strategic, practical, and effective solutions to diverse workplace issues.
Our clients range from small and mid-sized businesses to large multi-national corporations in construction, manufacturing, transportation, higher education, technology, retail and food service, real estate, pharmaceutical, and healthcare industries.
Our attorneys regularly appear in state and federal court and before administrative agencies to defend employers against discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, and other common law claims. We also defend employers against wage and hour and prevailing wage claims, both in court and in connection with state and federal wage and hour audits and investigations. Clients also routinely call our attorneys to represent them in restrictive covenant litigation to enforce their rights, protect their business interests, and defend against such claims.
Labor and Employment Counseling
Complementing our significant litigation practice are our counseling services, strategically focused on avoiding litigation where possible and ensuring compliance with the ever-changing landscape of labor and employment laws and regulations at the federal, state, and local levels. Our attorneys draft and update handbooks and policies and provide practical training as part of their day-to-day counseling services.
In our traditional labor practice, our attorneys regularly assist employers in negotiating collective bargaining and collective negotiation agreements. We also represent employers in labor arbitrations, other disciplinary hearings, and in connection with proceedings before regulatory agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board and the Public Employment Relations Commission. We also counsel employers to help avoid labor disputes where possible and provide a full range of services on union avoidance and defending clients in union organizing campaigns.
With a wide breadth of experience in workplace matters, our attorneys often conduct workplace investigations into the most sensitive issues, including allegations of unlawful discrimination, harassment, retaliation, fraud, embezzlement, theft, and potential violations of internal policies and other compliance or ethics matters.
Public Employment Issues
Pulling from their significant background in government representation, our attorneys represent and advise public employers on a broad range of matters impacting their workforce that are unique to the public sector.
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