The firm’s employment lawyers regularly advise management of client companies concerning employment disputes and provide day-to-day advice on employee discipline, discharge, downsizing, confidentiality, non-competition, preparation of employee handbooks and other matters involved in the employer-employee relationship.
The emphasis of the employment practice is litigation avoidance and our lawyers work with clients to help them be proactive in preventing claims. We work with managers before a decision is implemented in the workplace, sometimes on short notice, and assist them with clearly articulating their business reasons and documenting the steps they have taken.
In advising clients in the employment area, we recognize that there is a need for concise, practical advice and on the spot answers. When our clients have managed businesses in countries other than the United States, we seek to clarify differences between the US and foreign employment law framework.
We represent clients in connection with department of labor and other employment audits and investigations. If clients are sued or subject to charges of discrimination, we defend them vigorously in court or against administrative procedures, sometimes in class actions raising overtime or other claims. When appropriate, we assist with conciliation, mediation and arbitration to resolve employment disputes.
We are experienced in prosecuting injunction actions to enforce confidentiality, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.
We regularly review and draft executive employment agreements.