Our Labor & Employment team helps employers stay ahead of potential issues affecting productivity and company reputation by handling a full spectrum of labor and employment law matters, including employment counseling, litigation and labor relations work.
We assist clients in developing policies and procedures designed to prevent litigation but, when necessary, defend their interests in litigation ranging from single-plaintiff cases to nationwide collective and class actions. We help employers craft agreements vital to recruiting and retaining key employees and to protecting their proprietary assets and investments in employees.
Our lawyers keep clients aware of new developments in the law—informally and through client alerts and educational trainings. They author publications, such as Connecticut Employer Law and the Employer’s Guide to Union Organizing Campaigns, and write or contribute to articles on key topics of importance to employers today.
Our lawyers have become long-time advisors to many of their clients who appreciate our ability to deliver practical advice and effectively resolve disputes quickly and cost-efficiently. These clients also rely on the resources we can tap into at a multi-practice firm and our skill at spotting issues that may impact their business in other areas of law. We collaborate with colleagues throughout the firm to deliver comprehensive solutions to clients’ business needs.
Employee Benefits & Executive CompensationOpen
Our lawyers assist our clients with every aspect of executive compensation, including negotiating employment and severance agreements, change-in-control agreements, deferred compensation arrangements, and long-term incentive plans. Our team also advises on retention issues arising out of leveraged buyouts, mergers and acquisitions, and restructurings. Our clients include compensation committees and boards of directors of publicly traded corporations, private equity funds, senior executives, CEOs and leaders of major organizations.
Employment Counseling & Regulatory ComplianceOpen
Preventing issues in the workplace can save employers time and money. We help employers develop policies and procedures designed to prevent work disruptions and unnecessary costs.
Employment lawsuits not only generate widespread media attention but can undermine the strength of your brand, products, and services. We represent employers in disputes ranging from single-plaintiff claims to collective and class action litigation involving the full gamut of employment issues.
Management of unionized workplaces requires deft negotiating skill and practical experience building working relationships with organized labor. Many employers rely on our sound advice to manage relations with their unionized workforces or to implement employee relations strategies that reduce the likelihood of employees unionizing. Because new rules have shortened the timeframes for employers to react to union organizing efforts, our lawyers help employers develop proactive strategies for handling such efforts.
Workplace Health & SafetyOpen
While ensuring the safety and health of your employees is important to productivity and building trust in your workforce, best efforts cannot always prevent accidents. Our lawyers help you develop and implement strong, workable health and safety compliance programs and troubleshoot potential vulnerabilities to reduce risk. When situations arise, we help employers quickly investigate and respond. We provide the full range of services concerning compliance with and enforcement of laws and regulations administered by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and similar state entities.