The strategic management of personnel issues can be crucial to the success of any business. To that end, our labor and employment lawyers offer sage counsel and effective training to employers of all sizes, in diverse industry sectors. The aim is to help promote strong employee relationships while protecting against employment-related disputes.
Counseling on Day-to-Day Issues
We help clients navigate a wide array of day-to-day employment issues, such as:
- The lifeline of employment from hiring to termination.
- Requests for health-related accommodations.
- Wage and hour classifications.
- Disciplinary measures and performance management.
- Discrimination and harassment claims and investigations.
In addition, we often serve as de facto general counsel to our clients, who rely on us as both legal and business partners. We help them to not only create and implement policies that prevent employee lawsuits but to also minimize and overcome the reputational damage such lawsuits can cause.
Retention of Key Employees
Cementing key relationships can be a significant competitive advantage in retaining critical talent. We counsel clients on all legal aspects of attracting, incentivizing and retaining talented people, as well as protecting against adverse consequences when they leave the company. To this end, we pioneered the use of restrictive covenants — widely emulated across service and other industries — to safeguard the company’s business relationships and its intellectual property against the departure of key personnel.
Training for the Real World
As all manner of employee discrimination and harassment claims continue to proliferate, our widely acclaimed training programs resonate strongly with personnel from the executive suite to all levels of the org chart. Based on real-life scenarios — drawn from case law and our robust daily practice — we go beyond issues of discrimination and harassment to include educating employees about unconscious bias, and about the measures needed to protect the company from financial and reputational harm. We work closely with our clients on all aspects of their diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, including conducting equity audits and implementing training programs and plans.