Labor & Employment
LABOR & EMPLOYMENT
Our full service L&E practice delivers creative, specialized and real-world solutions to keep your business moving forward.
Tomorrow’s workplace presents new challenges, but also immense opportunity.
The pace of workplace change is astounding. There is a global war for talent. Robotics in the workplace is a new reality. Employee owners and cooperatives now outnumber unions. And rapid advances in technology will transform everything yet again.
At the same time, new and ever more complex employment laws and regulations go into effect all the time, creating new compliance challenges and litigation risks.
We are constantly tracking evolving employment laws, market trends and technological advances to spot what’s next.
Our diverse team of more than 70 labor and employment attorneys covers every angle of the workplace: from complex ERISA matters, to safety regulations, to employee use of social media. Whether it’s a routine hire gone awry, wage and hour class action, a health care reform question or a precedent-setting labor dispute, we’ve got it covered.
We know every workplace is unique, which is why we take the time to understand your culture and goals and minimize workplace disruptions that stand in the way of your business potential.
Who we work with
- All employers—large and small, private and public
- 5 Tips for Employers Worried About Worker Substance Abuse
Law360 | May 7, 2015
Providence partner and co-leader of the Labor & Employment practice group Stacie Collier is quoted in this article on important considerations employers should examine when concerned about possible employee substance abuse.
- Scrutiny, Awareness Raise the Stakes for Employers
Rochester Business Journal | May 1, 2015
Rochester Labor & Employment partner Steve Jones is quoted throughout this article about trends in wage hour legislation and compliance.
- The Pendulum Swings in Two Massachusetts Franchise Cases
The Legal Intelligencer | April 24, 2015
New York City partner and leader of the firm’s Franchise & Distribution practice Craig Tractenberg and Providence Labor & Employment associate Jessica Jewell coauthored this article on two Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decisions which provide valuable lessons for franchise systems with respect to tipping policies.