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Labor and Employment Law

Labor and Employment Law
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Kane Kessler’s Labor and Employment attorneys have decades of experience partnering with  businesses to tackle all aspects of their labor and employment needs. We pride ourselves on understanding the nuances of our clients’ businesses, workforces, and their daily challenges. Our attorneys take pride in providing comprehensive advice to clients in many industries, including technology, fashion, finance, health care, defense, hospitality, consumer products, arts, public relations, advertising, media, and real estate and construction. We have extensive experience litigating all employment-related disputes and advise our clients on the full gamut of their labor-management relations.

Clients rely on our ongoing advice and counsel for external HR support, as well as to create, implement, and maintain personnel policies and documents, including:

  • Covid-related workplace issues
  • Employee handbooks
  • Policies and procedures
  • Employment/Independent contractor agreements
  • Onboarding agreements
  • Restrictive covenants (non-compete and non-solicitation)
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Executive employment and separation agreements

Kane Kessler’s Labor and Employment practice group regularly represents clients before federal, state, and local administrative agencies and courts, including:

  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state and local human rights agencies
  • Federal and state Departments of Labor

We work collaboratively with our clients to aggressively and strategically defend employment-related disputes including:

  • Pre-litigation demands
  • Administrative charges and complaints
  • Wage and hour litigation (single plaintiff as well as class and collective actions)
  • Employment discrimination and retaliation litigation
  • Wrongful discharge claims
  • ADA accessibility (including website) litigation
  • Whistleblower litigation
  • Enforcement and defense of restrictive covenants
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • Administrative hearings
  • Trials in state and federal court
  • Appeals

Kane Kessler’s Labor and Employment attorneys have extensive experience guiding clients through the intricacies of labor-management relations, including:

  • Collective bargaining
  • National Labor Relations Board practice
  • Union avoidance
  • Union elections
  • Grievances and arbitration
  • Counseling for unionized workforces

As part of Kane Kessler’s comprehensive approach to client services, our Labor and Employment attorneys work to mitigate and manage risk to help businesses comply with their legal obligations. We help protect employers’ bottom line by providing:

  • Wage and hour/employment classification audits
  • Internal investigations
  • Manager training
  • Tailored sexual harassment and discrimination prevention training
  • ERISA liability and audits
  • ERISA counseling and litigation
  • Labor due diligence
  • Analysis of reps and warranties in M & A transactions
  • Occupational safety and health compliance

We strive to become trusted business partners with our clients and know the intricacies of their workforces, enabling us to provide targeted advice that builds a long-term strategy for success.

 

 

We strive to become trusted business partners with our clients and know the intricacies of their workforces, enabling us to provide targeted advice that builds a long-term strategy for success.

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