Labor & Employment
In today’s complex workplace environment, management requires highly skilled attorneys who are able to counsel employers in a wide range of employment-related matters and litigation-avoidance techniques, who have thorough knowledge of the many laws and regulations governing the workplace and who can swiftly resolve disputes regarding all employee-related claims.
It is important that businesses and organizations understand their rights and obligations under the law, so that they can avoid employee-related disputes whenever possible. To this end, we advise clients in the areas of civil rights, discrimination, equal employment, employee benefits (including ERISA-related matters), employee safety, AIDS and substance abuse, and forfeiture. We assist clients in developing employee manuals outlining company policies, in conducting employee training and in investigating employee misconduct.
We are highly experienced in representing clients at the collective bargaining table, and in defending them against employee grievances in arbitration. In collaboration with our Litigation department, we also defend our clients against claims alleging discrimination, civil rights violations, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, and wage-and-hour disputes, as well as claims filed under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and other employment-related legislation.
In resolving these issues, we have appeared in both the state and federal courts, and have represented our clients before administrative agencies such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).