Employment

Few businesses today remain untouched by the myriad of statutes and accompanying regulations pertaining to workplace conduct and relations.  The United States Congress, every state legislature, and most municipal governing bodies have all enacted laws calculated to ensure equal opportunity in the workplace, harassment-free work environments, and vindication of employee civil rights.  In a very real sense, the government, at virtually every level, has inserted itself into the management of the American workplace.

Our attorneys provide legal advice on every issue arising in the employer-employee relationship to clients of all sizes, from Fortune 100 corporations to privately owned businesses with small work forces.  Our clients are in all industries ranging from banking, health-care, manufacturing, construction and retail, to drilling, waste removal and resorts.  With offices across the mid-Atlantic region, our Employment practice has a large and growing footprint.

Within the labor/employment context, our areas of expertise include occupational safety and health law, labor-management relations, unemployment compensation litigation, wrongful termination and civil rights litigation, and drafting and enforcing restrictive employment covenants.  Our clients benefit from the close interaction between the firm’s labor/employment lawyers and its workers’ compensation practice group, given the frequently complicated relationship between ADA, FMLA and workers’ compensation matters.  In fact, some of our most important work involves counseling clients on employee terminations, layoffs and compliance with employment statutes and regulations to prevent employment disputes from escalating into full-blown litigation.