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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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April 24, 2018

Iowa Amends Tough Drug Testing Law to Lower Standard for Positive Alcohol Tests

April 24, 2018

Beginning July 1, 2018, private employers in Iowa may take action based on an employee’s alcohol test result of .02 grams of alcohol per two hundred ten liters of breath. The lower standard was enacted under a 2018 amendment to the Iowa drug testing law (Iowa Code Section 730.5). Prior to the amendment, employers could not take action... Read More

April 20, 2018

Brazilian Labor Courts Continue to Emphasize Importance of Non-Compete Clause Limitations

April 20, 2018

A recent Brazilian labor court ruling clarified the procedural requirements for employers drafting non-compete clauses in employment agreements. Although the Brazilian Federal Constitution establishes “freedom of work,” and the Brazilian Industrial Property Law (Law 9.279/1996) prevents an employee from disclosing an employer’s... Read More

April 18, 2018

Massachusetts Equal Pay Act Calculation Tool: What Employers Need to Know

April 18, 2018

Ever since Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the state Equal Pay Act (MEPA) on August 1, 2016, employers have been seeking direction on how employee pay should be analyzed to withstand scrutiny under the new law. MEPA goes into effect on July 1, 2018. On March 1, 2018, the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General (OAG)... Read More

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