Counseling

Our Employment Law Group advises and counsels clients on employment issues relating to sexual harassment and discrimination; mergers and acquisitions (including necessary workforce reductions, plant closing laws, executive compensation and retention payment programs); workforce reductions; application of employment laws such as Title VII, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act; hiring, firing and progressive discipline; drug testing; non-competition agreements; employee-independent contractor distinctions; wage and hour laws; internationally-based personnel; and labor-management relations and labor disputes.  We draft and negotiate employment termination agreements and general releases, as well as employment agreements. We also help our clients develop programs and practices designed to assure compliance with federal, state and local labor and employment laws, which includes reviewing and drafting employee handbooks, employment applications, and background/credit/reference check authorization forms.  In addition, we have substantial experience representing clients before state and federal courts, arbitrators and administrative agencies.

Our clients range from large multinational corporations to entrepreneurial and technology-based companies, and come from a wide range of industries, including commercial and investment banking, insurance, publishing, health care, entertainment, manufacturing and consulting organizations.

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