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Employment Counseling & Litigation

Preventive Maintenance and Litigation Avoidance

We understand that avoiding costly employment-related litigation is a top priority for our clients. With an eye toward minimizing exposure to liability, our Group provides day-to-day advice to our clients regarding all aspects of the employment relationship. Whether our clients are reviewing their overall personnel policies, dealing with leaves of absence, or making termination decisions, we provide practical advice and meaningful answers in plain English. Our group also counsels clients on such issues as wage and hour compliance, FMLA leave, workplace safety, drug testing, progressive discipline, recruitment, and hiring.

We place a high premium on preventive maintenance by helping our clients establish appropriate workplace policies, so they can avoid the most common employment-related problems and traps. We strongly encourage clients to implement proactive practices, such as conducting self audits and sexual harassment training. We regularly prepare employee handbooks tailored to the specific needs of our clients. We also draft employment contracts for executives, salespersons and other key managers.

The lawyers in our Group are highly experienced in all aspects of wage and hour law. We counsel clients to ensure that their payroll practices do not violate federal and state wage and hour laws such as the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage payment laws. We regularly handle prevailing wage audits and hearings and have substantial experience in debarment matters.

Employment Litigation

The litigators in our Group devote their practice to aggressively defending employers and management. We defend claims in federal and state trial and appellate courts. We have handled every type of employment-related claim, including allegations of discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, as well as defending employers in class action, multi-plaintiff and single plaintiff wage and hour cases.

We routinely represent employers before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, and the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights.

Because our practice focuses exclusively on workplace-related matters, we possess the expertise to assess risks, and develop effective and cost-efficient litigation strategies. Whether preparing a motion to dispose of a case before trial, attending a settlement conference, or trying a case in court, our objective is to achieve an excellent result for our clients.