Advice and representation in fair employment claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation
Representation in employee contract, tort, whistle blower and public policy claims for wrongful discharge
Representation in wage and hour administrative and court proceedings
Representation in restrictive covenants, trade secrets and employee raiding issues including seeking judicial injunctive relief
Representation in welfare, pension plan and other employee benefits litigation under ERISA, COBRA and MEPPA
Representation in suits arising under plant closing and employment termination notice statutes, such as WARN and comparable state and local statutes
Advice in acquisitions, mergers, relocations, expansion and contraction of businesses
Counsel for disputes based on collective bargaining agreements and NLRB actions
Advice in union avoidance issues
Advice in negotiation of collective bargaining agreements
Counsel for injunction and other litigation proceedings in connection with strikes and picketing
Representation of large healthcare provider in claim alleging disability, sexual orientation and FMLA discrimination. The District Court granted our motion for summary judgment which was affirmed by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Defense of a Fortune 100 company in an employee benefit lawsuit under ERISA where a beneficiary alleged that the company had breached the terms of the pension plan. The District Court granted our motion of summary judgment on the basis of the language in the Summary Plan Description. The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed this decision.
Representation of banquet/catering establishment in wage and hour collective and class action. The District Court granted our motion for summary judgment against the claim that the employer had improperly kept a portion of the service charge. The case settled thereafter on very favorable terms.
Representation of financial institution in claim alleging age and disability discrimination. Before trial, summary judgment was granted dismissing all claims against our client.
Representation of Fortune 100 Company in union decertification proceedings. Based on our Request for Review the NLRB reversed the Regional Director's administrative dismissal of the petition and later reversed the Regional Director’s decision after a representation hearing. Thereafter, the employees voted to decertify the claim and the election results were sustained after objections filed by the Union were dismissed.
Representation of multi-employer bargaining association in negotiations involving a collective bargaining unit of nearly two thousand employees.
Represented one of the largest food distributors in the United States in a noncompete matter. The District Court granted our request for injunctive relief after an evidentiary hearing. Before a plenary trial, the competing company ceased its raiding activities, entered into a consent judgment and made a substantial monetary payment for damages.