Labor & Employment Law

Workplace Compliance and Strategic Counseling

The world of labor and employment laws is vast and constantly changing. We’re here to make sense of it all for you. From advising on the nuances of hiring and firing, managing leaves of absence, to ensuring your workplace policies and handbooks are up to date, our team is your dedicated partner in navigating these waters. We offer practical advice and strategic solutions that protect your business and support your workforce.

Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Business can’t be all rainbows, sunshine, and unicorns. Sometimes disputes arise, deals go bad, contracts don’t work, or partners point fingers. When times get tough, so do we. A good litigator will tell you when to fight and, more importantly, when not to fight. We think we’re good litigators and we bring this pragmatic approach to every dispute. This has helped us succeed against adversaries (sometimes far more experienced and credentialed than we are) and create workable and cost-effective resolutions that make sense.

Training and Development

Fish for someone, and they eat for a day. Train that person how to fish, and they’ll waste money on fishing equipment for that one fishing trip per year. Training is a critical component of how we partner with our clients. The goal is to become less reliant on us, and more reliant on your managers and HR professionals. We work with our clients on topics such as anti-harassment and anti-discrimination, how to identify and discuss accommodation requests, the right way to engage in performance evaluations or improvement plans, and wage and hour compliance. Current labor and employment laws are a veritable minefield for employers. Since we can’t be everywhere, one of the more worthwhile investments a business owner can make is to properly train and develop its staff to identify, discuss, and solve – in real-time – whatever is going on in the workplace.

Executive Compensation and Agreements

Crafting effective executive compensation plans and agreements is crucial for attracting and retaining top talent while ensuring compliance with regulatory standards. We offer sage counsel on structuring competitive compensation packages, including stock options, bonuses, and severance agreements, that align with your business goals and legal requirements.

Hirings, Firings, and Reductions in Force

Navigating the legal aspects of employee onboarding and termination requires careful consideration to avoid potential liabilities. Our firm provides comprehensive support on the legalities surrounding hiring practices, conducting layoffs or reductions in force, and managing termination processes. We ensure that your actions are compliant with employment laws, minimizing the risk of disputes.

Workplace Safety and Health

Ensuring a safe and healthy workplace is not just a legal requirement but a cornerstone of a thriving business. Our team is adept at advising on compliance with workplace safety and health regulations, ranging from OSHA mandates to COVID-19 related policies, to workers’ compensation issues and procedures. We help you create an environment that prioritizes the well-being of every employee.

Agency Audits, Investigations, and Hearings

The regulatory landscape is ever-changing, and staying ahead of government audits and investigations requires diligent preparation and responsive strategies. We offer guidance on navigating agency audits, investigations, and hearings, ensuring your business remains compliant with all federal, state, and local regulations.

Labor and Management Relations

In environments where labor unions play a significant role, maintaining productive relationships is key. We represent employers in all aspects of labor relations, including collective bargaining negotiations, arbitration, and disputes resolution, ensuring your management rights are preserved while fostering a cooperative workplace atmosphere.

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