One of our labor & employment team's biggest strengths is our experience advising and training employers on a number of issues, always keeping a preventative strategy in mind.

Affirmative Action Programs & OFCCP Compliance

Assist federal contractors and subcontractors in preparing annual affirmative action plans (AAPs) utilizing statistical analyses and data assessments. We counsel federal contractor clients during OFCCP compliance activity, including, but not limited to, desk audits and onsite visits.

Disability Management

Assist employers in developing disability management programs addressing Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) compliance measures, medical inquiry issues, and workers' compensation concerns.

Employment Policies & Procedures

Assist employers with the development of policies and procedures, including employee handbooks and manuals that comply with state and federal law.

EEOC Proceedings

Assist employers with the development of position statements in response to charges of discrimination filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Employment Contracts

Advise, negotiate, and prepare employment contracts on behalf of employers, including initial contracts of employment for executives and top management, as well as separation and severance agreements.

Management Training

Conduct training programs and presentations for management-level employees regarding traditional labor matters, employment discrimination and harassment, disability management, occupational safety and health, and workplace diversity.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Advise on all labor and employment-related aspects of mergers and acquisitions, including the negotiation of employment agreements, changes in policies and procedures, potential successorship liability, and related labor issues.

Non-Competition Agreements

Prepare and counsel employers regarding non-competition agreements, including providing guidance on issues associated with the hiring and firing of employees who have executed non-compete agreements or other restrictive covenants.

Occupational Safety & Health

Advise and assist employers with OSHA compliance, investigations and access disputes as well as throughout the entire litigation process should it arise.

Preventative Counseling

Help employers take the necessary steps to prevent potential liability by providing guidance to employers on day-to-day issues, including employee discipline and termination, leave management, regulatory compliance, and wage and hour matters.

Reductions in Force & Restructuring

Counsel and advise employers on planning and executing compliant reductions in force, job restructuring and other workforce changes, while ensuring compliance with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), Older Worker Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA), Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), and other laws and regulations.

Selection & Hiring of Employees

Advise employers regarding the sometimes complex process and issues involved with selection, hiring, and retention of employees.

Site Selection & New Facility Start-up Planning & Execution

Guide companies through every step of the site selection and start-up process. Answer start-up questions ranging from advice on the available labor market to hiring procedures to available state resources.

Unemployment Compensation

Counsel employers on employee unemployment compensation matters, including representation at unemployment compensation hearings and appeals. Assist employers in navigating state unemployment compensation laws and potential pitfalls that can arise when challenging unemployment compensation agency decisions.

Wage & Hour

Provide preventative counseling concerning wage and hour matters, including advising employers on job descriptions and employee Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) exemption classification.

Workforce Diversity

Advise managing workplace diversity issues. Conduct training sessions on workplace diversity, leadership, and equal treatment.

Workers' Compensation

Advise and defend employers in workers compensation disputes, including state law retaliatory discharge actions.




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