Practice Areas : Labor Law

Employment Law

Our Employment Practice assists employers ranging in size from emerging growth companies to multi-national corporations with a full range of legal solutions to issues affecting the workplace. Our Employment Practice includes all aspects of employment counseling and litigation, including wrongful discharge, employment discrimination, and complex wage and hour class action litigation. In addition, our Employment attorneys deal with Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits when employment issues arise
in connection with complex transactions, such as acquisitions and outsourcing transactions.

Federal and State Agency Practice

Our attorneys have experience representing management before the:

  • National Labor Relations Board
  • Deals only with railroads and airlines
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • State and municipal fair employment practices agencies
  • Various other federal, state, and municipal agencies enforcing employment laws

Employer Counseling, Training and Policy Development

We provide immediate and ongoing advice and counsel to employers regarding best employment practices as well as compliance with federal, state and local employment laws, including the:

  • Federal, state, and local nondiscrimination statutes, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (Title VII), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act and State wage and hour laws
  • Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and state equivalents, and state and local employee leave acts
  • Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) and state plant closing notification laws
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act and state laws on background investigations
  • Federal and state workplace safety and environmental laws

We are also able to provide consultation regarding:

  • Other compliance issues, including those related to hiring, promotion, evaluation and termination procedures and employee manuals
  • Drafting of policies, employment agreements, non-competition agreements and severance agreements
  • Training for employers and their managers on various issues, including sexual and other forms of harassment, workplace violence, diversity and unionization
  • Workplace environmental and safety laws
  • Discrimination and protected status laws
  • Employment and architectural barrier provisions of the ADA


We provide effective workforce strategies through consulting and litigation. This gives us a unique perspective on strategies for public and private employers faced with litigation issues, including employment discrimination, sexual harassment, breach of contract and non-compete agreements, wrongful termination, lawsuits under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and class action lawsuits.

We appear before federal and local agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, United States Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, Office of Federal Contract Compliance and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. We also regularly represent clients in mediation and arbitration proceedings, under collective bargaining agreements, individual employment contracts, and securities industry self-regulatory organizations.

We also provide a complete range of services for labor relations, from initial counseling to NLRB hearings to appellate court practice, striving to assist employers in maintaining positive relations with their employees and avoiding the disruption of litigation.

Defense Capabilities

  • Class Actions
  • Discriminations and harassment
  • Wage and hour
  • Trade secrets and unfair competition
  • Workplace violence
  • Collective bargaining and related matters
  • Unfair labor practices
  • Union arbitrations
  • Workplace environmental and safety

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