Practice Areas

Labor and Employment Law

Our firm represents both public and private employers and employees in all aspects of the complexities of the employer-employee  relationship, in union, civil service, contract and  “at will” environments, and in organizations of all sizes. 

We counsel employers and employees on their rights and appropriate policies and practices to meet their legal obligations, maximize efficiency and avoid disputes.  We help employers minimize the potential for litigation related to employment matters by first helping them develop comprehensive policies and practices as a preventive strategy, and then helping them implement those procedures.  

When disputes do occur, the firm’s attorneys have extensive experience in resolving them through negotiations, alternative dispute resolution and litigation.  We defend employers in employment suits.  When employees have been wrongfully terminated, demoted or otherwise penalized, we help them seek compensation, benefits or reinstatement.

Our attorneys have significant experience in the field of labor and employment law.  Maurice McLaughlin, for example, teaches the subject to graduate students at Fairleigh Dickinson University and has written a treatise on the subject published by Gann Law Books.

Examples of our attorneys’ experience includes:

  • Representing both employers and employees in “whistleblower” and retaliation suits.
  • Representing both employers and employees in discrimination and harassment suits.
  • Drafting employment manuals and harassment policies.
  • Negotiating and drafting employment contracts.
  • Negotiating and drafting independent contractor agreements.
  • Negotiating and drafting severance packages and agreements.
  • Negotiating and drafting restrictive covenants.
  • Representing employers in audits of employee workers compensation coverage, payment of employer payroll taxes, and like matters.
  • Representing executives in the wrongful termination of stock options.
  • Wage, hour and overtime litigation.
  • Litigating breach of written employment contracts.
  • Violation of employer policies, or “Wooley” contracts.
  • Litigating disputes over restrictive covenants.
  • Litigating disputes over severance privileges.

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