Employment disputes can disrupt productivity, corporate growth, and, in the worst cases, employee morale. That’s why the labor and employment attorneys at Odin, Feldman & Pittleman work closely with business clients to craft proactive plans that prevent and discourage disruption in the workplace and improve employee relations, thereby allowing the organization to remain focused on its primary goal: driving the business forward.
We counsel business clients in all aspects of labor and employment law, from employee benefits and retirement plans to executive compensation and employment agreements. We represent employers—large and small—to deliver personnel advice, provide counseling and training for senior leaders and implement labor relations strategies that maintain a union-free workplace.
Negotiation sometimes falls short of resolution, leaving litigation as the best and only remaining option. In such cases, when going to court becomes unavoidable, our labor and employment litigators leverage their depth of experience, knowledge of the law and successful track record of defending business clients against employee claims to design an aggressive courtroom strategy.
Labor and Employment Litigation. As state and federal regulation of the workplace proliferates, the number of employment-related disputes and claims tends to follow suit, making employment litigation seem inevitable for employers today. In other cases, employers are forced to litigate in order to protect themselves, including against unfair competition. When litigation is unavoidable, we work closely with our clients to maximize advantages, manage cases effectively, and implement the appropriate and most effective method for accomplishing the employer’s goals. This approach enables us to pursue strategies to advance your interests while also effectively managing the costs of litigation.
Our labor and employment attorneys bring 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 courts and federal administrative agencies nationwide. We bring a special expertise to matters pending in state and federal courts. Our experience includes the defense of employers in 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:
Labor Relations. We have extensive experience in handling labor relations matters under the National Labor Relations Act, having assisted employers in all stages of the labor relations process, including:
Employment Law Counseling, Training and Investigations. Our labor and employment attorneys regularly counsel employers on employment actions and personnel policies at each phase of the employment relationship from recruiting to interviewing and hiring to streamlining the workforce 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:
Employee Benefits and Retirement Plans. We work closely with clients to understand their business goals so that our counsel reflects and considers 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 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.
Employment Agreements. We regularly draft, review and litigate disputes involving agreements arising from the employment relationship, including:
Policy Development and Compliance Support. We routinely review and prepare employee handbooks, audit employer workplace policies, and participate in corporate due diligence efforts.
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.