For companies where employees and their talents are by far the most important assets, the business ramifications of labor and employment law hold special weight. Our labor and employment attorneys are uniquely attuned to the practical aspects of managing and retaining essential employees. We serve as primary employment counsel for businesses throughout the United States in various industries tending to the day-to-day legal aspects of their employee relations.
Counseling and Training
As health and safety, discrimination, and harassment issues claim the forefront in corporate environments, we advise clients on best practices to sharply reduce litigation risk. We are especially known for our training programs, designed to confront these issues in real-life ways that resonate with companies in which people are critical assets.
We represent clients in the full range of employment-related litigation, including claims of harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hour and contractual disputes. As pioneers in the use of restrictive covenants, we are highly adept at both defending and challenging them. Much of our litigation involves Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) — especially mediation — where public visibility is lower and the risk of reputational damage is lessened.
Dealing With Organized Labor
Many of our clients have union involvement in their businesses. We negotiate their collective bargaining agreements and defend their interests before the National Labor Relations Board or in arbitration. They rely on us to help them work out their differences with organized labor, with the kind of creativity, knowledge and experience that achieves respect and buy-in at both ends of the table. Our reputation for resolving labor issues is well known to other law firms, which also often retain us to handle the labor relations aspects of their corporate transactions.