Employment disputes can disrupt productivity, corporate growth, and, in the worst cases, employee morale. That’s why our labor and employment attorneys work closely with management to craft proactive plans that prevent and discourage disruption in the workplace and improve employee relations, allowing you and your company to remain focused on your primary goal: driving the business forward.
We advise businesses in all aspects of labor and employment law, from compliance with federal and state statutes to employee benefits, retirement plans, executive compensation, employee classification, and employment agreements. We represent employers—large and small—to deliver personnel advice, provide counseling, train senior leaders and employees, and implement labor relations strategies that maintain a union-free workplace.
When litigation is the best strategy or you need a strong defense, our labor and employment litigators leverage their courtroom experience, knowledge of the law, and successful track record to design an aggressive courtroom strategy. Our litigators have experience in federal and state courtrooms throughout the country, partnering with business leadership to craft a strategy that is realistic and solution-driven.
As state and federal regulation of the workplace proliferates, the number of employment-related disputes and claims also increases, making employment litigation almost inevitable for employers today. Employers in a competitive marketplace may litigate to protect themselves either by asserting or defending claims regarding restrictive covenants, nonsolicitation provisions, or other unfair competition claims. We work closely with our clients to maximize advantages, manage cases efficiently, and implement the most effective method for accomplishing the employer’s goals. Working closely with our clients in litigation enables us to pursue strategies to advance our clients’ interest while also effectively managing the costs of litigation.
We have an exemplary record of accomplishment and successful defense of clients in a wide variety of labor and employment matters. We regularly represent clients in federal and state courts and federal administrative agencies nationwide. While we have a deep experience in the Washington, DC, metro area, we also have fought for our clients in state and federal courts throughout the country. Our experience includes cases brought under the following:
We also aggressively advocate for employers in litigation and administrative claims involving:
Our experience in labor and employment mediation, arbitration, and administrative litigation includes matters before the following:
We have deep experience handling labor relations matters under the National Labor Relations Act, having assisted employers in all stages of the labor relations process, including:
We regularly counsel employers and senior executives on handling difficult employment actions and personnel policies at each phase of the employment relationship from recruiting, interviewing and hiring, to reorganizations and termination. By teaming with our clients’ human resources and operations executives, we suggest strategies for risk management and enhanced worker productivity.
Our attorneys routinely advise and train managers and supervisors in the following:
We work closely with clients to understand their business goals so that our advice reflects their corporate direction. We understand the regulations affecting employee benefits, including the tax code, employment laws, and prevailing wage laws. This allows us to deliver employee benefits, compensation strategies, and retirement plans to our clients, including:
We have extensive experience in working through the IRS and U.S. Department of Labor qualified plan correction programs for clients with operational or plan document failures. We also defend 401(k) plans, employers, and plan administrators in suits brought under ERISA and in pension claims before the U.S. Department of Labor.
We regularly draft, review, and litigate disputes involving agreements arising from the employment relationship, including:
We advise and defend private and publicly held corporations, benefit plans, and fiduciaries concerning employee benefits, executive compensation, and related labor and employment issues. This assistance includes:
Our clients face the challenges of complying with employment laws in many different jurisdictions. We routinely review and prepare employee handbooks, audit employer workplace policies, and participate in corporate due diligence efforts for companies in merger and acquisition mode or those who want to prepare themselves for the next phase in corporate growth. As requested, we perform workplace audits to assist in risk assessment and recommend strategies for corrective actions.
We welcome the opportunity to partner with you on all your legal needs. Our Reston, Virginia, office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You’ll find direct-dial phone numbers for individual attorneys on their profile pages, or click below to fill out a contact form to request an appointment.