Our employment lawyers represent a broad range of large and small businesses, non-profit organizations and trade associations on a variety of employment law issues. Our clients include retailers, manufacturers and distributors, energy-related businesses, banks and other financial institutions, and various professional services and service-based businesses.
We advise corporate management with respect to a broad range of employment issues involving hiring, promoting, disciplining and terminating employees. These issues often raise questions relating to statutorily protected traits (such as race, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability and sexual orientation). We also advise corporate management regarding wages and hours issues, workplace policies, employee handbooks and best practices, and answer questions presented by sensitive situations involving harassment, substance abuse and testing, reasonable accommodations and reductions-in-force.
In addition, we negotiate employment and separation agreements, address issues stemming from employment references and defamation, and advise clients on how to minimize the risk of wrongful termination claims and the effect of restrictive covenant and trade secret obligations.
We work with businesses to:
- Ensure compliance with government agency requirements (such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Department of Labor (DOL), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and similar state agencies);
- Develop personnel policies, including substance abuse and testing policies;
- Review employment applications, forms and procedures;
- Assure compliance with various employment statutes, such as the Family Medical Leave Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act; and
- Negotiate employment and service agreements, including non-competition and confidentiality provisions
We conduct and advise businesses on internal investigations of alleged discrimination or other wrongdoing (for example, “whistle-blower” and sexual harassment claims).
We strive to help clients solve their employment issues effectively, efficiently and in a manner that prevents costly and time-consuming litigation. When necessary, we represent businesses in litigation. We also represent businesses in front of administrative agencies, such as the EEOC, DOL and various state agencies.
Marjorie Glover is the chair of Chadbourne’s executive compensation and employee benefits practice group and of the Firm’s employment law department. Her practice focuses exclusively in the areas of executive compensation and employee benefits law, corporate governance and risk oversight and...