Employment Law

The Firm regularly advises clients on a variety of employment issues including discrimination, workplace privacy, compensation, hiring, discipline, and termination. We take a proactive approach to aid our clients in identifying and avoiding potential employment pitfalls before they occur. For example, we provide legal counsel to clients contemplating and undergoing internal reorganizations, reductions in force, and other personnel actions. We also prepare and update personnel policies to ensure they are in compliance with the constantly evolving employment laws. The Firm has trained managers and employers on a wide variety of employment law topics. Specific employment laws for which we provide counsel include, but are not limited to: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans With Disabilities Act Amendments of 2008, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Equal Pay Act, The Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.

The Firm has substantial experience representing employers when disputes arise. We defend and prosecute employment litigation on behalf of employers in state and federal courts. We represent employers before the United States Equal Opportunity Employment Commission and other administrative agencies that deal with the employer-employee relationship. The Firm is also adept at assisting employers with internal investigations and similar procedures. Our significant experience representing governmental bodies enables us to identify and address employment issues that are unique to public sector employers such as municipalities and public housing authorities both before and during litigation.