We counsel and advocate for employers and employees. Our experience working on both sides sharpens our instincts for the best possible outcomes. Employment problems raise economic, privacy and morale issues that are minimized with early evaluation and resolution. We have found that conducting a prompt and thorough initial investigation of the issues allows us to work with you to measure risk and benefit and decide on the best approach.
We are committed to excellence and are well-respected for our work. Whether you are looking for advice on a limited issue, a partner for effective negotiating or attorneys who will aggressively litigate an individual or a class-based dispute, we have the skill for the job.
We provide practical, cost-effective guidance. We will help you craft the policies and practices that will allow your business to thrive.
We draft and review contracts, handbooks, and policy documents to maximize your legal rights and minimize litigation risks.
Your business likely possesses information that can be protected as a trade secret, confidential business information, or intellectual property. We help clients protect these assets and maximize their value.
When properly drafted and intelligently enforced, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements are an asset to your organization. Our attorneys have significant experience in this area.
Effective training is your first line of defense to employment litigation. Our attorneys will educate managers and lower-level employees on critical subjects; including:
Preventing workplace discrimination and harassment (English and Spanish)
IRCA-compliant and discrimination-free hiring and recruiting practices
Management tools for improving morale and limiting legal exposure
Appropriate conduct during a labor organizing campaign
Employee health and family obligation issues: disability accommodation, family leave and sick leave
We investigate complaints of discrimination, harassment and other types of employee misconduct.
We are experienced, driven advocates in state and federal court, and in private arbitration.
We can help you deal with traditional labor (union) issues. Our experience includes:
Strikes and Replacement Workers and Injunctions in Labor Disputes
NLRB Cases, including unfair labor practice matters, union organizing, labor contract negotiation
Transactions (Business Practice)
Financing (Business Practice)
Trademarks and Intellectual Property (Intellectual Property Practice)
Succession Planning (Estate Planning Practice)
Estate Planning (Estate Planning Practice)
Creditor Representation, including bankruptcy (Litigation Practice)
We approach your employment transitions with full awareness of the potential legal and practical issues at stake.
We recognize real world impact before you sign proposed employment agreements, partnership and shareholder agreements, compensation agreements, non-competition agreements, intellectual property agreements, and severance/termination agreements.
We achieve desired compensation, terms, and benefits. We negotiate more favorable severance terms and revision of post-employment restrictions (e.g., non-compete agreements).
We provide thoughtful cost-benefit analysis of potential claims and tenaciously advocate in lawsuits for wrongful termination, discrimination/harassment, wage and hour claims, executive compensation, and defense of noncompetition/trade secret claims.
Our employment attorneys have successfully defended and resolved countless non-competition disputes on behalf of transitioning executives.
We have the experience and resources to litigate collective actions and class-based claims.
Our lawyers are frequently selected by other members of the employment bar to serve as neutrals in mediation and arbitration.
We know employment lawyers dispense a lot of advice about how to run the people side of your business—maybe too much. At her blog Employer's Practical Advice, Beth Joffe shares practical, easy-to-implement tips which we hope will help the people side of your business run just a bit more smoothly.
TERRI SIEGEL, Human Resources Director, Clothier & Head
We represent individuals, entrepreneurs and their families, small businesses, non-profit organizations and Fortune 500 companies. Click here to see a list of representative clients.