Our Employment Law Group assists employers and human resource professionals in resolving a broad spectrum of employment law issues. Our services outlined below include both employment litigation and counseling.
We regularly represent employers in the defense of statutory discrimination, breach of contract, and wrongful discharge claims brought in state and federal court. We also represent employers before administrative agencies including the Committee on Human Rights and Opportunities Commission, the Department of Labor, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
We provide legal representation to clients on a wide variety of statutory and regulatory issues, such as:
The Americans with Disabilities Act
The Family and Medical Leave Act
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
Federal and State Constitutional Claims
“WhistleBlower” and Free Speech Claims
and other Employment Torts.
We seek to prevent litigation before it occurs. We are proactive with clients. Our Employment Law Group focuses on litigation avoidance strategies including contract drafting and negotiation, review and drafting of employment manuals and policies, training of managers and supervisors on the legal requirements of their jobs, and consultation about disciplinary actions.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
We know the high costs of litigation and, where appropriate, we encourage clients to consider forms of alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration. We routinely represent clients in these alternative forums. In addition, several members of the firm have received training as mediators and neutral evaluators, and serve frequently in these capacities, or as arbitrators for disputes involving non-firm clients.
Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation
We assist our clients in the compliance and legal issues affecting benefit and compensation programs, including incentive stock option plans, executive compensation programs, retirement and deferred compensation plans, and similar programs.
As a service to our clients, the firm prepares a bi-monthly newsletter, Employment Law Briefing. Through similar publications in all other jurisdictions, the firm is a member of a 50-state network of law firms providing employment services nationwide.