Our Employer Services Group attorneys represent employers in all types of litigation and administrative charges and investigations in a broad range of employment disputes. In addition to formal litigation and administrative claims, our attorneys regularly provide guidance to employers with regard to compliance with various federal, state, and local employment laws. In this counseling role, our attorneys provide our clients advice, counseling and training on all aspects of employment law:
Federal and state procurement regulations that affect the workplace
Compliance with federal and state wage and hour laws
Compliance with workplace safety laws and regulations
Employee handbooks and personnel policies
Non-competition, non-solicitation agreements, confidentiality, and invention agreements
Management training on preventing harassment, avoiding hostile workplaces, handling EEO cases, dealing with problem employees and conducting performance reviews
Employment agreements, executive compensation, and stock options
Employee discipline, terminations, severance agreements, and reductions in force
Establishment and maintenance of internal dispute resolution mechanisms
We also help our clients develop methods to protect trade secrets and data from computer theft and other forms of misappropriation. We work with clients to audit their confidential, proprietary assets that are stored electronically and to identify where those assets are located in their systems, who has access to those assets, how those assets are accessed (remotely, internally or otherwise) and what methods should be used to track movement of those assets. We conduct internal audits and forensic investigations for our clients to determine the security of their current technology systems and to help our clients detect a breach in those systems.
We assist clients to develop confidentiality agreements with employees, suppliers and customers, and to develop internal procedures, security measures and other methodologies necessary to keep proprietary information "secret." Once policies and procedures are created, we help our clients institute and enforce these policies and procedures with their employees. We also help our clients revise their exit interviews to make sure that assets and data are collected from employees during their departure and that our clients are asking the right questions to prevent theft and the damage to the corporation that results from such theft.
Employment Litigation and Advocacy
Our employment litigation takes many forms — from routine discharge and discipline disputes, to complex state and federal wage-and-hour claims, to protection of crucial competitive data, and handling employees who “switch sides” to a competitor. MLA's Employer Services Group attorneys practice in federal and state courts, federal and state administrative agencies, arbitration, mediation and other dispute resolution settings.
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