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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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February 12, 2018

New York Lawsuit Alleging Corporate Cover-Up at The Weinstein Company is a Lesson in What Not to Do

February 12, 2018

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has filed a civil rights lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, his brother Robert Weinstein, and their company, The Weinstein Company (TWC). The lawsuit, which details allegations of harassment and intimidation of TWC employees by Harvey Weinstein, was filed on Sunday, February 11, 2018, because... Read More

February 12, 2018

EEOC: Retaliation Tops Discrimination Charges Filed in Fiscal Year 2017

February 12, 2018

Retaliation was the most common workplace discrimination charge received by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in fiscal year (FY) 2017, according to the agency. (The fiscal year runs from October 1 to September 30.) Retaliation has been at the top since FY 2010. A total of 84,254 charges were filed with the agency... Read More

February 12, 2018

New York City Expands Definitions of ‘Sexual Orientation’ and ‘Gender’ in Human Rights Law

February 12, 2018

A new law passed by the New York City Council amends and significantly broadens the definitions of “sexual orientation” and “gender” in the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL). The new law will become effective on May 11, 2018.  Under Int. No. 1186-A, “sexual orientation” includes “an individual’s actual or perceived romantic... Read More

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