We provide strategic counseling and comprehensive representation on the full spectrum of workplace issues, from employment law compliance to organized labor. Winning litigation is a good thing, but avoiding litigation is much better. To that end, our work has been firmly anchored for more than 60 years in a comprehensive and up-to-the-minute understanding of employment and labor relations law. We pass that expertise on to our clients in the form of pragmatic, cost-effective, solutions-oriented advice that solves problems before they start.
We take the time to understand our clients’ business and operational goals, and the economic, regulatory and practical pressures their businesses face. We provide answers and options, not formulaic or academic legal analyses.
Advice and Counsel
The costs of litigation go well beyond its expense and distraction to the reputational and public-relations damage that lawsuits often cause. Our goal is to prevent disputes from arising in the first place, and we serve that goal by providing highly responsive, business-focused advice on a full range of employment issues:
- Compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Recruitment, compensation, benefits and Equal Pay Act compliance
- Compliance with the state and federal wage/hour laws, as well as skilled representation to employers facing wage and hour litigation
- Performance management, discipline and termination
- Reductions in-force and redundancies
- Employment contracts, non-compete agreements and restrictive covenants
- Workplace and human resources policies, and the preparation and review of employee handbooks
- Sexual harassment and hostile workplace training
- Preparation of affirmative action plans
Our attorneys help companies navigate the challenges and opportunities they face with organized labor. We practice extensively before the National Labor Relations Board in regions across the country. We also work closely with leaders across industry sectors to develop and drive company-wide strategies for responding effectively to organized labor. Our attorneys’ extensive experience translates into a deep, practical knowledge of the real-world, real-time tactics that make a labor strategy effective.
We know how to work effectively with stakeholders not only in the boardroom, but on the shop floor. We also help our clients work with unionized workforces, including in major collective bargaining, unfair labor practice disputes and labor arbitrations. Above all, our labor relations attorneys know how to tie legal strategy to business goals, recognizing that the real value of labor relations advice is to minimize the risks and costs of organized labor, while maximizing the relationship an employer has with its employees.
Global Human Resources Law
We understand the challenges of an international workforce and bring a distinctly cross-border perspective to multinationals on employment law, regulation and compliance, employee benefits and incentives, global mobility, pensions, redundancies and reductions-in-force, and organized labor. Because our clients are multinationals engaged in cross-border ventures, we work with a global network of trusted counsel to address our clients’ global employment law challenges wherever they arise, providing pragmatic, cost-effective solutions with an emphasis on reducing risk and maximizing employee relations.
We help employers identify and effectively manage the considerable risks associated with internal complaints, including whistleblower complaints, in matters that both stay under the radar and end up in The New York Times
. We specialize in crisis management (including through public relations), which enables employers to address allegations head-on while minimizing disruption in the work place. Whether it is determining if a full-fledged investigation is warranted or conducting an exhaustive investigation in response to allegations of harassment, our team handles all aspects of the most complex investigation efficiently and effectively.