The firm's labor practice covers the spectrum of employment and labor relations. Our labor department meets the needs of management by providing counseling and representation on such matters as: labor union avoidance and prevention; NLRB proceedings, including election campaigns and unfair labor practice cases; collective bargaining; labor arbitrations; labor injunctions; employment discrimination claims before federal and local courts and agencies; development of personnel manuals and policies; labor aspects of corporate acquisitions, mergers, commencement of operations, workforce reductions, closings and reorganizations; employment agreements, including provisions for protection of confidential information, trade secrets, intellectual property and non competition; independent contractor agreements; labor-related ERISA and COBRA matters; federal and local wage and hour matters, including minimum wages, overtime, fringe benefits, mandatory leaves (including FMLA), exempt status and record keeping; employee compensation and benefits; traditional and developing employee privacy (such as drug testing and electronic monitoring) and other employment rights; wrongful discharge claims; affirmative action plans; workmen's accident compensation and disability matters. We also assist our clients in business immigration matters.


The practice areas of the Labor & Employment Department include:





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