Labor & Employment

A company’s success can rise and fall on the investment it has made in its personnel and culture.  This investment often faces various external pressures from new laws and regulations, competitors, and/or the economy.  No matter the challenge, LMWF’s team of labor and employment attorneys has the expertise, experience, and perspective to guide management through the problems faced by all types of businesses and organizations, from start-ups to large public companies to not-for-profit organizations.

LMWF’s approach to labor and employment counseling and representation is two-fold: preventative maintenance and zealous advocacy.  Whether utilizing their backgrounds in owning a business or working as a government regulator of workplace discrimination or as a law clerk for a judge,  LMWF labor and employment attorneys are able to use their experience to provide the best strategy for an employer after evaluating the issues from all sides.  Our attorneys first seek to mitigate any legal exposure to businesses by working side-by-side with employers in providing guidance and training on proper workplace policies and legal compliance.  However, despite best efforts, litigation can and does arise.  In these circumstances, our attorneys draw upon their experience and expertise in this area to ardently advocate our clients’ interests in the various forums in which employment and labor issues can arise.

Focus Areas:

Our client representation spans across the economic spectrum: manufacturing, hospitality industry, real estate developers and management companies, financial services, oil and gas industry, health care, telecommunications, and not-profit organizations.  LMWF labor and employment attorneys counsel and advocate for businesses in the following areas:

  • HR training and investigations
  • Employee policies, background checks, and handbooks
  • Affirmative action plans
  • Compliance and litigation involving federal, state, and local labor and employment laws, such as Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and  Pregnancy Discrimination Act
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance
  • Workers’ compensation and unemployment insurance
  • Reductions in force
  • Employment agreements
  • Trade secret and non-compete litigation
  • Discrimination complaints before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the New York State Division of Human Rights (DHR), and other state and local employment agencies
  • Federal and state court discrimination litigation
  • Compliance with state and federal wage and hour laws
  • Federal and state Department of Labor wage and hour audits

 

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