Labor & Employment
Labor & Employment
Our Labor and Employment practice handles a variety of complex employment matters for our clients. We provide advice and counsel for our clients, draft policies and procedures and handle all aspects of litigation. We handle traditional labor and employment issues while also providing guidance of new and nuanced areas such as recent Covid related policies and remote work issues. Our Labor and Employment attorneys specifically advise clients in the following areas:
Employment Litigation (including administrative charge responses): Represents employers in all phases of employment litigation before courts and administrative agencies; Drafts position statements for submission to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the United States Department of Labor (USDOL); Drafts and negotiates settlement agreements and general releases.
Advice and Counsel (including policies and training): Advises employers on reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities and sincerely held religious beliefs; Assists employers with complex employee leave issues including the intersection of the ADA, FMLA, and workers’ compensation; Advises employers on the legal defensibility of disciplinary actions; Drafts and negotiate severance and separation agreements; Conducts employee training on various topics including ethics/conflicts of interest, preventing and addressing sexual harassment in housing and the workplace, maintaining civility in the workplace, proper employee classification, wage and hour compliance, conducting legally compliant background checks, and reasonable accommodations under Title VII and the ADA; Draft and review personnel policies, handbooks, standard operating procedures, and personnel forms on various topics including: grievances, telecommuting, wage and hour compliance, COVID-19 mitigation, and reasonable accommodations
Investigations and Audits: Conducts on-site and virtual workplace investigations into claims of workplace incivility, hostile work environment, sexual harassment, and other alleged discrimination and misconduct; Conducts wage and hour and equal pay audits; Audit workplace culture and employee morale.