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Labor and Employment

Practice Areas

Practice Areas

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Labor and Employment

Representation of Employers
Employers face an ever-growing list of federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations concerning employment activities. In addition to providing representation to employers in litigated matters, we will advise you on how to avoid costly employment-related litigation. We work closely with human-resources personnel to review employment policies and evaluate the need for updating and revising existing policies. We can also represent you through all aspects of labor management relations, including labor agreement negotiation and labor arbitration. We will help you negotiate the employment law labyrinth, including the following areas:

  • Discrimination, retaliation, and harassment
  • Wage and hour issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Family and medical leave
  • Disability issues
  • Employment restrictive covenants, including non-compete, non-solicitation, non-disclosure, and no-hire agreements
  • Employee benefit issues
  • Charges of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and State agencies
  • Employment contracts, employee handbooks, manuals, application forms and employment policies and procedures

Representation of Employees
Employees who have lost their jobs, or who are subjected to unlawful acts of discrimination, retaliation or harassment in the course of employment need immediate legal assistance in order to protect their rights.  Losing a job or having to tolerate illegal working conditions is highly stressful.  We will work with employees who are experiencing these problems to stop unlawful workplace conduct before it causes additional economic or emotional harm.  For those who have already lost a job, we will pursue all remedies to compensate the employee for the losses they have sustained.  We have successfully represented employees in the following areas of employment law:

  • Discrimination, retaliation and harassment
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Disability issues
  • Employee benefit issues
  • Family and Medical Leave
  • Employment contracts
  • Contracts not to compete or engage in competitive activity

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