Defining the rights and obligations of employers and employees is crucial in today’s business environment. Our employment lawyers regularly counsel clients during both the hiring and negotiation process, and when the employment relationship comes to an end. We routinely review and negotiate employment agreements to ensure that the client’s rights are protected with legally enforceable provisions not just relating to compensation and job duties, but also for non-competition, non-solicitation, confidentiality, preservation of trade secrets and property rights, choice of law/venue, and arbitration, among others. We anticipate problems and address them at the outset of the employment relationship, thereby minimizing possible future employment disputes, and find creative solutions to resolve employment-related conflicts. We also routinely draft and review severance and separation agreements and counsel clients to avoid the threat of future litigation.
When litigation is involved, our attorneys are well-equipped to defend clients against claims of discrimination, hostile work environment, retaliation, harassment, non-compete violations, and wrongful discharge. We also have experience representing clients in suits alleging discrimination on the basis of age, race, religion, national origin, gender, disability, and other areas protected under federal, state and local law.