We represent businesses and management in workplace legal issues. On the proactive side, we regularly counsel clients on compliance issues to ensure that our clients have appropriate policies and procedures in place to maintain steady footing on the ever-shifting sands of the workplace legal landscape.
On the reactive side, we represent companies and management in workplace related class actions and complex litigation, charges of discrimination or wrongdoing brought before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), as well as other state and federal agencies, and also provide representation in addressing corporate governance and investigations, disability and accommodation issues, non-compete and unfair competition issues, wage and hour claims, and workplace safety issues.
Workplace legal issues cannot be effectively addressed in isolation from business realities. Our firm ensures we have full understanding of our clients' business goals, operations, and culture- making it possible for us to give superior legal advice that advances business objectives in a manner true to company culture.
Representative examples of our experience includes preparing policies, handbooks, and operating procedures for a health care system operating in multiple states, a manufacturer operating in a variety of international locations, multiple staffing companies operating nationwide and internationally, several financial services companies, a private educational institution with several facilities in the United States and abroad, and for several financial services companies and banking institutions.
Representative experience in adversarial workplace proceedings includes representation of companies in a wide range of industry sectors before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and other state regulatory entities. Our experience further includes the representation of clients in the defense of numerous collective and class action wage and hour litigation involving the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and state wage and hour laws, as well as representation of a Fortune 10 company in several matters involving claims of harassment and discrimination.
Other examples of workplace litigation matters include representation of an international public relations company in non-compete litigation in Florida, representation of a Florida-based investment firm in litigation in New York and Florida regarding non-compete and employment issues, and representation of several medical practices in non-compete and discrimination claims.
Additional specific workplace engagements include the drafting of employment contracts and arbitration agreements for a national staffing company, drafting of executive employment agreements, investigating suspected employee misconduct, including an investigation for a manufacturing company relating to suspected violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), for a variety of corporate clients, drafting of severance and release agreements for high-level employees, advising clients on difficult terminations and disciplinary actions for entry-level to executive employees, counseling clients on enforcement of non-compete agreements, including the filing of injunctive relief, counseling clients on compliance for various state and federal employment laws, leave policies and accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Our experience also includes the drafting and implementation of workplace concealed carry policies for a national commercial real estate operations company and a large for-profit educational institution, as well advising clients on workplace violence issues.
We additionally provide guidance to clients by providing a variety of workplace training materials, creating and teaching courses on discrimination, harassment prevention, workplace safety, compliance, and information security and privacy issues- both utilizing a "train the trainer" model, and by providing company-wide training programs.