Employment & Labor

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The Firm’s employment and labor practice has two principal components: counseling and litigation. Our attorneys work with management, human resources, and personnel professionals in connection with various employment decisions—such as terminations and discipline, reductions in force and restructuring, acquisitions and divestitures, restrictive covenants, wage and hour laws, union issues, negotiating collective bargaining agreements and grievances, compliance issues, and preparation of policies, employee handbooks, and employment contracts. We conduct audits of employment practices and policies, and provide employer-sponsored training concerning equal employment opportunity obligations.
On the litigation side, our attorneys regularly handle employment disputes in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies for matters relating to employment discrimination and harassment, wrongful discharge, sexual harassment claims, wage and hour claims, restrictive covenants, unfair competition, theft of trade secrets, breach of contracts, and whistleblower claims. 
Our attorneys also handle traditional labor matters such as representing management concerning union issues, collective bargaining issues, defense of unfair labor practice claims before the National Labor Relations Board, grievance arbitrations under collective bargaining agreements, and all other union/management issues.
The Firm also represents executives in connection with the negotiation of employment contracts and severance agreements.