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
- No fault found for employer of new mom
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | April 13, 2016
Chicago Labor & Employment partner Frank Saibert authored this piece that discusses a case centered upon alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the new Illinois Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act by an employer.
- ACLU prepared to defend Warwick media outlets threatened with lawsuit over posting public report
Providence Business News | March 30, 2016
This piece notes that the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island will represent two local media outlets if they are sued for writing about how local school administrators handled accusations of sexual misconduct by a teacher. Providence office managing partner Neal McNamara and associate William Wynne are mentioned as ACLU volunteers who will represent the media if the lawsuit moves forward.
- Mandatory Health History Form Violated ADA, GINA
SHRM | March 30, 2016
Long Island Labor & Employment partner Chris Gegwich provides commentary in this piece discussing a case in which an employer violated federal laws by requiring job applicants to fill out a health history form before being considered for work. The article looks at the specific matter and its impact.