Employment Practice Group

The Employment Practice Group provides a full range of legal service to employers of all sizes in a wide array of industries.

The issues facing employers have become increasingly complex and we take pride in partnering with our clients to provide practical, effective, and efficient counsel and representation on all matters affecting the employment relationship. We provide significant value to our clients through proactive counsel and advice in navigating the maze of compliance requirements, providing practical training to management, and assisting with policy development and drafting — all with an eye toward regulatory compliance and claim avoidance. In the event of a claim or other dispute, we are experienced in providing skilled and thorough defense. We handle matters in state and federal courts and before state and federal administrative agencies, including the EEOC, OSHA, USDOL, and state human rights agencies.

We provide services to clients in such employment areas as:

Employee Relations and Regulatory Compliance

  • Preparation of employee handbooks and development of personnel policies
  • Advice on hiring, discipline and termination
  • Human Resource audits
  • Wage & Hour compliance advice
  • Advice on FMLA, ADA, leave laws, and worker’s compensation
  • Advice and training on discrimination and harassment laws
  • Advice on workplace privacy and substance abuse issues
  • Advice on OSHA and workplace safety issues
  • Advice on layoffs and facility closure
  • WARN Act compliance
  • Social media and cyber-security issues

Employment Litigation

  • Discrimination, wrongful termination, non-competition, trade secrets, employment contracts, and administrative proceedings
  • Wage and hour claims
  • Representation before federal and state agencies, including EEOC, OSHA, USDOL, and state human rights agencies, and in state and federal courts

Executive Compensation/Contracts

  • Drafting and negotiation of employment contracts, separation agreements, and advice on various forms of executive compensation, including deferred compensation, stock option, and other bonus and incentive strategies
  • Non-competition, confidentiality, and non-solicitation agreements

Labor Law

  • Management training on union issues
  • Drafting, negotiation, and interpretation of collective bargaining agreements
  • Advice and representation on union grievances and arbitration

Employee Benefits

  • Advice on employee benefit programs
  • ERISA compliance advice

Transaction/Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Advice and representation on employment issues in business transactions
  • WARN Act compliance
  • Advice on layoffs and post-closing liabilities

Employers of all sizes in all industries can depend on us for reliable and practical advice on employment-related issues.