Affirmative Action Compliance and OFCCP Defense
- In an era of heightened enforcement and regulatory activity, employers cannot afford to wait to begin preparations until after the OFCCP has selected your company for an audit.
Class Actions and Complex Litigation
- Class action and multiple-plaintiff litigation of discrimination, wage and hour and other employment-related disputes are being filed in record numbers and pose a significant risk to employers on many fronts, including economic, cultural and reputational.
Collegiate and Professional Sports
- Many of the issues faced on and off the field in the sports world mirror workplace law challenges faced by employers from all industries.
Corporate Diversity Counseling
- Strong diversity and inclusion performance is a business imperative. Among other factors, U.S.
Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations
- Today’s business environment presents employers with complex legal, regulatory and corporate compliance challenges as both public and private organizations operate under an unprecedented level of scrutiny.
Disability, Leave and Health Management
- Employers are faced with an increasing number of—and often conflicting—federal, state and local laws impacting how to manage employees with disabilities, illness and family/personal obligations.
- Employee benefits present unique and complex challenges as organizations try to keep up with the regulatory landscape while simultaneously designing benefits and compensation strategies that allow them to attract, incentivize and retain employees.
General Employment Litigation
- Federal, state and local employment laws impose legal obligations and their attendant risks on every employer, creating the need for a well-informed management team with access to specialized workplace law resources and effective e-discovery strategies.
- Employers must stay one step ahead of emerging state and federal regulatory and legislative developments impacting workplace law.
- Effective immigration advocacy is essential to help employers access the best global talent and manage an increasingly diverse workforce.
International Employment Issues
- In today’s business environment, workplace issues are increasingly crossing international borders—whether involving U.S. corporations doing business overseas or multinational companies with interests in the United States.
Labor and Preventive Practices
- The world, the law and the labor landscape have changed in the past few years – it is important for every employer to consider new preventive labor relations approaches and best practices that take these changes into account.
Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
- Business information and good will often are a company’s most significant assets, but—unlike equipment and physical assets—employees and others can easily move this information and take client relationships with them to competitors.
Privacy, e-Communication and Data Security
- Accessing, maintaining, safeguarding and exchanging personal, consumer and business information fosters both unlimited possibilities and new risks and vulnerabilities for organizations across the globe.
Wage and Hour
- When a wage and hour violation affects many employees over an extended period of time, it can give rise to substantial liability, even if the employer acted in good faith.
White Collar and Government Enforcement
- Employers must contend with complex new regulations while facing increased scrutiny and an unprecedented threat of government enforcement actions and potential criminal proceedings at both the state and federal levels.
Workplace Safety and Health
- Enforcement and new regulations are twin themes for Department of Labor safety and health agencies, requiring employers to increase their vigilance and proactively address safety and health issues relevant to their worksites.
- From harassment prevention to workplace health and safety, the dynamic range of workplace law requires employers to conduct periodic training to ensure a legally compliant and productive workplace.
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- The proliferation of employee lawsuits has led many employers to consider in-house programs for handling complaints and alternative means to resolve disputes without litigation.
- Background Checks
- Effective background check procedures can help produce more informed hiring decisions and protect employees, customers and company assets, but recent developments have resulted in increased scrutiny of employers’ background check policies.
- Drug Testing and Substance Abuse Management
- Recent developments with respect to medical marijuana laws at the state level raise new questions for employers on top of existing issues surrounding drug testing and substance abuse management in the workplace.
- For many years, EPLI carriers and brokers have worked to develop risk management and risk transfer strategies and products to address workplace law claims.
- Pay Equity
- Employers face a growing threat from pay equity claims, both internal and external, pressure from activist investors and increased government-mandated reporting of sensitive pay data.
- Reductions-in-Force/WARN Act
- Employers conduct workforce reductions for a variety of economic and strategic reasons.