Labor, Employment & Benefits Audits

We view audits as a roadmap to help you detect oversights, fix flaws and get your business practices back on track.

Our approach

When was the last time you reviewed your L&E policies and practices?

In a changing legal landscape, it can be hard to know if your employment practices will stand up to the challenges of tomorrow.

The workplace is undergoing massive change. Companies are going global. Technology has changed the nature of work. And the market is moving at a rapid pace. As the law struggles to keep up, it can be nearly impossible to stay on top of the hundreds of employment laws and thousands of regulations that govern your workforce.

We look at your workplace practices, tell you what’s working and what’s not, and help you get to where you need to be—always keeping you protected through attorney-client privilege.

We’ve seen the issues that trip employers up, and we’re focused on making sure you don’t make the same mistakes. Nearly every time we conduct an audit, we uncover an error or oversight that could lead to messy litigation, a large-scale government audit or massive fines.

We help you assess where you are today, deflect potential problems and move your business forward.

Who we work with

  • All employers
  • large and small, private and public

Under R.I. equity measure, firms may need wage audit

Providence Business News | August 20, 2021

This article on Rhode Island’s new pay equity law quotes Providence Labor & Employment counsel Jessica Schachter Jewell extensively on what employers can expect under the law and how they can prepare before the law takes effect on Jan. 1, 2023.

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Employee Benefits Plan Review | July 27, 2021

Chicago partner Yelena Gray, Washington, D.C. partner Damian Myers, and Rochester associate Lena Gionnnette, all with the Corporate group and Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, contributed this column addressing various questions about health benefit coverage, including parity requirements for mental health and medical benefits, in addition to the application of continuing “COBRA” benefits for former employees.

Devil's in the Details as Union Pension Crisis Awaits Biden

Law360 | January 03, 2021

Washington, D.C. Corporate partner-elect Damian Myers, of the Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation team, is quoted on how the upcoming U.S. Senate runoff elections in Georgia could impact negotiations related to the multiemployer pension crisis.


Thomas J. McCord


Phone: 617-345-1337

Eric Paley

Team Leader, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation

Phone: 585-263-1012

Stephen J. Jones


Phone: 585-263-1386

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