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The firm’s labor and employment practice includes federal, state, and administrative agency
litigation and dispute resolution services ranging from the defense of employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, to wage and hour litigation (including collective and class actions). We handle ERISA and employee benefits litigation, trade secrets disputes, disputes relating to non-competition, non-solicitation and other agreements, wrongful discharge, defamation, unemployment and a broad range of federal and state law claims relating to the employment relationship. We litigate aggressively, while always exploring alternatives benefiting clients in each individual matter. In addition to litigation, we provide advice and counseling so employers can focus on running their businesses instead of dealing with complex legal issues. We focus on practical, legally compliant solutions specific to each unique situation. In doing so, we: (a) help employers keep policies and employee handbooks updated and advantageous; (b) draft and negotiate employment agreements, including those with non-solicitation, non-competition, and confidentiality agreements; (c) provide training for supervisors and managers so that they know what they can and cannot do under the law; (d) help employers determine how best to classify and pay employees and independent contractors; (e) provide services as independent investigators of workplace issues; (f) help employers whose businesses are in flux by assisting with onboarding new employees and working through reductions in force, terminations, and employee status changes; and (g) handle matters relating to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”), the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”), the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”), the Labor Management Relations Act (“LMRA”), the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”), the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), and other federal and state laws pertaining to the employment relationship. No matter the practice area, we work hard to relieve the burden of legal issues from our clients, so that they can focus on what matters to them. When necessary or appropriate, we assemble multi-disciplinary teams to counsel clients on the full range of issues. We understand that every client is unique and every matter is different, and we pride ourselves on being responsive, practical and inventive, while adhering to the highest standards of practice and providing top-quality representation in every case.