Comprehensive guidance meets dedicated representation
There are three main components to our employment practice: counseling on compliance, administrative representation and aggressive litigation.
In today’s workplace, human resources professionals face an onslaught of constantly changing rules. These changing rules affect everything from pay and benefits to employer-employee conduct. We work with our clients to ensure a comprehensive understanding of all laws that affect employment, and we assist at all stages to ensure the development, implementation, and practical application of the laws to the work environment. We are always available to advise clients on specific employment issues, and we work with our clients to develop creative and effective strategies for resolving workplace issues in an effort to avoid costly litigation.
We regularly advise our clients on all aspects of various state laws, as well as on the federal employment laws applicable nationwide. Such laws include, but are not limited to, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), The Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, The Equal Pay Act, The Pregnancy Discrimination Act and The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act. We also advise on the Colorado Wage Claim Act and the nuances of California law pertaining to discrimination and harassment, and Nevada law pertaining to wages. We have significant expertise in drafting employer handbook policies, employment contracts and non-compete and confidentially agreements, and we advise our clients on how to conduct internal audits and investigations. We routinely partner with our Employee Benefits Group to provide complete support for companies' human resources departments.
If litigation is inevitable, we take a practical and creative approach to defending our clients. Members of the group have extensive experience in disputes related to age, gender, disabilities, access for the disabled, religion, race and the FMLA. We also have significant experience pursuing claims that involve the breach of restrictive covenants, misappropriation of trade secrets and other business-related tort and contract claims.
The Brownstein Advantage
- Extensive trial experience. Our group has aggressively litigated hundreds of matters. We regularly try major cases at the state and federal level. We are intimately familiar with the processes and propensities of different courts, and we employ this familiarity to achieve the best possible results for our clients.
- Diversity in practice and background. More than any other area of the law, employment law deals with ongoing issues of diversity in the workplace. Not only do our employment attorneys bring a diverse set of experiences, but we come from a diverse set of backgrounds.
- Sensitivity to discreet issues. Employment law may involve highly personal disputes. We understand that well, and apply the utmost discretion.
- Public service background. Several of our senior attorneys come from positions in public service. This experience gives them an inside perspective on the procedures of the state and federal agencies that oversee our clients.
- Experience with pertinent agencies. We bring significant experience dealing with the relevant government bodies. This includes substantial work with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Labor, including well-publicized litigation and several cases where we defended our clients against lawsuits and threatened class actions brought by the EEOC.
- Foresight in protecting client assets. With our proficiency in non-compete agreements and restrictive covenants, we can help protect company assets through a variety of agreements. These services help our clients better manage their risk when hiring and terminating employees.
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