The firm’s employment law practice provides a full complement of employment related services. Starting from the philosophy that a preventative approach is best, the firm’s employment attorneys routinely assist clients in reviewing and implementing policies and procedures that emphasize prevention, early detection and resolution of employment related disputes In keeping with the preventative philosophy the firm also offers training and compliance audits in all areas of employment law including harassment in the workplace, proper hiring, discipline and discharge and discharge techniques, prevention of negligent hiring and retention, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance and workplace violence. The firm provides clients with sound and practical counseling and advice on everyday employment related issues.
The firm’s employment lawyers also draft policies, employment agreements, non-compete agreements and other restrictive covenants. The overall goal is to implement policies and practices and to react swiftly to sensitive situations to avoid costly litigation, workforce disruptions and bad publicity. Early intervention and appropriate responses permit the firm’s employment attorneys to tailor a reaction to defuse a scenario or put the client in the best possible position before an employee (or potential plaintiff) even begins to consider litigation.
When disputes cannot be avoided, the firm’s employment attorneys transition to skilled litigators who aggressively defend client interests before state and federal courts, in mediation and arbitration proceedings, before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Department of Labor and other state and federal agencies. The firm’s experience in defense of employment claims includes claims arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 based on race, gender, color national origin and religious discrimination, as well as claims of age discrimination in violation of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), claims under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The firm’s employment lawyers have also litigated restrictive covenants, non-compete agreements, trade secret protection agreements and other contractual protections of an employer’s vital market share and hard earned base of information from disloyal or defecting employees.