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 personnel policies, dealing with leaves of absence, or making termination decisions, we provide practical advice and meaningful answers. Our group regularly counsels clients on such issues as wage and hour compliance, the Family Medical Leave Act, workplace safety, Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidance, drug testing, progressive discipline, recruitment, and hiring.
Our Group places a high premium on preventive maintenance by helping our clients establish appropriate workplace policies so they avoid common employment-related problems and traps. We strongly encourage clients to implement proactive practices, including conducting self-audits and trainings. We also regularly prepare employee handbooks tailored to the specific needs of our clients, provide harassment prevention training, and draft employment contracts for executives, salespersons, and other key employees.
Our attorneys 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 including the Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage payment laws. We also regularly handle federal and state prevailing wage audits and hearings and have substantial experience in debarment matters.
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.
All members of our Group are experienced litigators and devote a significant portion of their practice to aggressively defending employers and management. We defend claims in federal and state trial and appellate courts and have handled every type of employment-related claim, including allegations of discrimination, harassment, and wrongful discharge. We also have experience 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.