Employment and Labor
We provide our clients with timely advice and useful strategies in this increasingly complex area. We represent individuals and businesses in the private sector as well as municipalities in employment issues relating to their day-to-day operations. Our attorneys routinely provide tactical advice in areas concerning discrimination; investigation of employee misconduct; state and federal law requirements (FMLA, ADA, ADEA, ERISA, USERRA, wage and hour compliance); policy requirements including preparing employee handbooks, substance abuse testing, selection, hiring and termination; work force evaluation; executive compensation; severance; sexual harassment; restrictive covenants; trade secrets; confidentiality; welfare reductions and unemployment compensation.
We oversee and assist in establishing and administering qualified retirement plans, non-qualified plans, health plans and other employee benefits and provide guidance as to fiduciary responsibility, reporting, and disclosure requirements. We encourage clients to take a proactive approach to the various employment-related issues involved in the operation of a business and provide in-house training for our employer clients.
We have depth in not only advising our clients to avoid problems, but also defending and prosecuting matters in the courtroom should the situation arise. We routinely practice before a number of agencies including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and all Pennsylvania state and federal courts.