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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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August 17, 2018

Illinois Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program No Longer Mandatory?

August 17, 2018

The future of the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program Act (Secure Choice) is uncertain following Governor Bruce Rauner’s amendatory veto that could make employer participation in the Secure Choice program optional. The legislation, as enacted, makes participation in the Secure Choice program mandatory for covered employers that do... Read More

August 13, 2018

Independent Contractor Misclassifications is Focus of New Jersey-U.S. Labor Department Partnership

August 13, 2018

Demonstrating a heightened focus on worker misclassification, the New Jersey Department of Labor has entered into a memorandum of cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor with respect to enforcement actions related to independent contractor misclassifications. Agency officials explained the arrangement promotes “coordinated... Read More

August 13, 2018

What Employers Need to Know About the Illinois Secure Choice Mandatory Retirement Savings Program

August 13, 2018

Employers in Illinois with at least 25 employees must comply with the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program Act (Secure Choice) or offer employees an employer-sponsored retirement plan. Secure Choice is set to roll out in November 2018. Secure Choice applies to Illinois employers that do not sponsor a qualified retirement plan. The... Read More

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