Labor & Employment
Our Labor & Employment practice is dedicated to the defense and counseling of employers. The traditional labor law practice has vastly expanded its scope in recent years. Our attorneys know this and work as a team with your management, human resources professionals, and in-house counsel as well as our firm wide business and financial partners to provide a full-service approach to risk assessment and resolution in an effort to prevent conflict before it arises.
Our attorneys also defend employers in those cases where conflict can't be avoided, whether it entails investigating workplace claims, defending charges and claims with administrative agencies, or representing employers in litigation. We defend matters involving discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims, wage and hour class and collective action claims, equal pay claims, public policy wrongful termination claims, breach of contract, assault and battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, OSHA, and other employment-related claims. We also advise and represent employers in restrictive covenant matters involving confidentiality and proprietary information, trade secrets, non-solicitation, and non-compete provisions. We understand the complexities of the union and nonunion workplaces, as well as specific industries which have bodies of law unique to them. We are closely involved in the legislative, regulatory, policy and appellate arenas, often representing association clients on an industry wide basis.
One of the ripple effects of COVID-19 was a forced digital acceleration in the traditional workforce model. With the recovery of the business economy, we advise clients in the national effort to develop America’s infrastructure, including advocacy for associations and individual clients. This includes implementing legislation, regulations, and administrative comments supporting our clients’ needs.
We Counsel Our Clients Regarding:
- Labor and Employment Defense
- Workplace Claims
- Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation
- Employee Violence
- Wage and Hour Class and Collective Actions
- Equal Pay
- Wage and Hour, Employee Classification and Gig
- Public Policy Wrongful Termination
- Unfair Business Practices, Restrictive Covenants, Trade Secrets, and Confidentiality
- False Claims Act and RICO
- Breach of Contract
- Policy and Handbook Drafting and Implementation
- Drug and Alcohol Testing (DOT and Non-Regulated)
- Employee and Management Training
- Labor Negotiations
- National Labor Relations Act
- Railway Labor Act
- Department of Labor Wage and Hour Investigations and Matters