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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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October 2, 2018

California Restricts Confidentiality Provisions Concerning Information Related to Sexual Harassment

October 2, 2018

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed three bills into law that restrict employers in the securement of non-disclosure, release, and non-disparagement agreements that attempt to limit parties in discussing sexual harassment-related factual information. Senate Bill 820 (SB 820) Settlement agreements that prevent an individual... Read More

October 2, 2018

New York State Issues Final Guidance Regarding Combating Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

October 2, 2018

The State of New York has issued final guidance on combating sexual harassment in the workplace. This includes updated guidance on the mandatory sexual harassment prevention policies and annual employee training applicable to employers in New York beginning October 9, 2018. The updated final guidance and other resources, including a... Read More

October 1, 2018

Claims of Workplace Harassment in California to Receive Greater Protections under New Law

October 1, 2018

Beginning January 1, 2019, new California law creates several new protections for employees bringing harassment claims. Highlights of Senate Bill 1300 (SB 1300) follows: Employer Responsibility for Nonemployees SB 1300 mandates that an employer may be responsible for the acts of nonemployees with respect to any type of... Read More

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