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Professional Services

Professional services companies span a broad range of sectors, each facing unique issues when it comes to managing their workplace.

Overview

Our clients range from local, national, and international law firms, accounting firms, tax preparation firms, staffing organizations and professional employer organizations (PEOs), and administrative service organizations (ASOs), to architectural, engineering, and design firms and beyond. We are keenly aware of the labor and employment issues these employers face on a daily basis.

Jackson Lewis provides advice and counsel on the entire array of workplace law issues facing professional services employers on a day-to-day basis. Some of the services we provide include:

  • Defending the entire range of workplace law-related litigation, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and related tort claims;
  • Advising on privacy and data security issues;
  • Assisting with data breach response and damage mitigation efforts;
  • Providing labor relations advice and counsel, including representation during union bargaining;
  • Defending class and collective actions across the U.S. and assisting with preventive measures such as company-wide audits to ensure consistent implementation of pay and promotion policies;
  • Performing nationwide reviews of overtime exemption issues;
  • Advising on implementing alternative dispute resolution programs and representing clients when plaintiffs challenge these programs in court, including challenges to the enforceability of class action waivers;
  • Creating and reviewing multistate handbooks;
  • Providing strategic advice and counsel with respect to restructurings and ongoing reductions-in-force;
  • Advising on the design of pension, profit sharing, 401(k), and other types of retirement, compensation, and welfare benefit plans;
  • Counseling on restrictive covenants in employment agreements, employee raiding claims, unfair competition claims, and other employment-related business torts; and
  • Implementing integrated disability management systems and advising on corporate wellness programs.

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Kristin L. Bauer

Kristin L. Bauer
Principal
Dallas

214-520-2400
BauerK@jacksonlewis.com

Lori D. Bauer

Lori D. Bauer
Principal and Office Litigation Manager
New York

212-545-4025
BauerL@jacksonlewis.com

Brian J. Christensen

Brian J. Christensen
Office Managing Principal
Overland Park

913-981-1018
Brian.Christensen@jacksonlewis.com

Michael A. Griffin

Michael A. Griffin
Principal and Office Litigation Manager
Seattle

206-626-6416
Michael.Griffin@jacksonlewis.com

David A. Hughes

David A. Hughes
Principal
Atlanta

404-586-1832
David.Hughes@jacksonlewis.com

Cynthia Liao

Cynthia Liao
Associate
Washington, D.C. Region

703-483-8300
Cynthia.Liao@jacksonlewis.com

Courtney M. Malveaux

Courtney M. Malveaux
Principal
Richmond

804-212-2862
Courtney.Malveaux@jacksonlewis.com

Richard Margulies

Richard Margulies
Office Managing Principal
Jacksonville

904-638-2660
MarguliR@jacksonlewis.com

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October 19, 2017

Top Five Labor Law Developments for September 2017

October 19, 2017

An employer violated the National Labor Relations Act when it discharged an employee who protested an unlawful confidentiality policy, even though the employee protested without the involvement of any coworkers, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has held. NLRB v. Long Island Ass’n for AIDS Care, Inc., No. 16-2325 (2d... Read More

October 18, 2017

New York City Council Expands Earned Sick Time Law to Include Safe Time

October 18, 2017

New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act (also known as the Paid Sick Leave Law) will require employers to allow employees to use paid time off for “Safe Time” under an amendment (Int. 1313-A) passed by the New York City Council on October 17, 2017. Under the revised law (the “Earned Safe and Sick Time Act”), employers will be required to... Read More

October 6, 2017

Rhode Island Enacts Paid Sick Leave Law

October 6, 2017

Rhode Island has joined the growing list of states and municipalities that have enacted paid sick leave laws. Under the Healthy and Safe Families and Workplaces Act, signed by Governor Gina Raimondo, employers with at least 18 employees must provide their employees with paid sick leave. The new law goes into effect July 1, 2018.... Read More

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