Our Labor and Employment attorneys counsel private and public sector clients on a wide range of employment issues, including employee leaves of absence, workforce management and discipline, disabilities accommodations, and layoffs and terminations. In addition, our attorneys give advice and counsel on employer compliance, drafting and delivery of workplace compliance training programs, and preparing and updating workplace policies and employee handbooks. In addition to providing day-to day guidance, our attorneys are regularly called for advice on matters of risk prevention and management as related to personnel concerns, the resolution of anticipated or pending disputes, workplace audits, and workplace investigations. In addition, our attorneys work with clients on labor and employee relations; corporate and workforce compliance; employment and severance agreements; employment litigation; unfair competition and trade secrets; discrimination and harassment claims, privacy and e-discovery issues; employee benefits and tax issues; wage and hour compliance; immigration; and government contracts.
A significant portion of the firm’s employment practice is devoted to representing both employers and employees, management, and individuals in a wide range of litigation in both state and federal courts, as well as in mediations and arbitrations. The matters commonly involve discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, harassment, and wrongful discharge claims. We also handle wage and hour claims, employment and restrictive covenant contract disputes, trade secret, and unfair competition issues and all other forms of employment and related business litigation.
In addition, the firm represents its clients on employment and business-related claims in private mediation and arbitration hearings and proceedings, and assists and prepares them to respond to government audits and investigations. We also provide advice and handle proceedings before a variety of government agencies, including:
Labor and employment attorneys work closely with our Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Group to provide counsel and advice on the full array of employment and separation contract negotiations, strategies, all forms of equity plans and documentation, employee benefits, and tax issues.
We provide legal advice on all immigration issues, including business-related visas, permanent residency applications, and all related immigration issues.