We continue to see an increase in the filing of employment-related lawsuits year over year due, in part, to the shifts in the economy, aggressive government enforcement and attractive incentives for the plaintiffs’ bar. Burdensome and vexatious class action lawsuits alleging employment discrimination and wage-hour violations remain omnipresent. In this challenging environment, employers continue to face significant potential financial exposures and disruption to business operations.
The quickest and most efficient way to resolve litigation is not always the most obvious. We collaborate with clients at the outset of a case to develop creative and aggressive strategies that result in dispositive victories on the merits, provide procedural leverage or position the case for early settlement on favorable terms.
Our deep bench of seasoned trial lawyers protects clients in high exposure “bet-the-company” disputes, class and collective-action litigation, arbitrations and alternative dispute resolution.
From complex class actions and multi-jurisdictional cases to single-plaintiff wrongful discharge or discrimination cases—and the full range of labor or employment matters in between—our attorneys work closely with our clients to develop case budgets and litigation plans to meet their needs, assist in tracking and controlling costs and work toward a winning solution.
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | June 19, 2017
Chicago labor and employment partner Frank Saibert authored this column about Vega v. New Forest Home Cemetery LLC, involving a seasonal employee’s alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standars Act and the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act.
Rochester Business Journal | June 16, 2017
Rochester private equity and investment funds partner Jeremy Wolk authored this column about the “Freelance Isn’t Free” Act, which was passed by the New York City Council and is the country’s first payment protection measure for freelance workers/non-employees.
Rochester Business Journal | June 09, 2017
Rochester labor and employment partner Stephanie Caffera contributed this article on NLRA employee protections for vulgar tirade.
HRMorning | May 30, 2017
This article is about company wellness programs and highlights a recent presentation by Rochester labor and employment partner Kate Saracene which outlined employers’ compliance obligations and issues they may encounter.
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | May 22, 2017
Chicago labor and employment partner Frank Saibert authored this column about a recent unanimous decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that reversed a National Labor Relations Board ruling regarding employee rights during an interrogation by an employer.
SHRM | May 19, 2017
Los Angeles labor and employment associate Alicia Anderson is quoted in this article about a case involving restaurant chain P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Inc.’s employees’ fight for full minimum wage for non-tipped work.
Law360 | May 17, 2017
Labor and employment partners Stephanie Caffera and Chris Gegwich and associate Alex Gallin co-authored this column that explains why the National Labor Relations Act protected an employee who posted profanities about his supervisor on social media, but did not protect an employee who was fired for yelling profanities at his employer.
Law360 | May 17, 2017
Long Island labor and employment associate Alex Gallin is quoted in this article about four things employers need to consider before firing an employee over offensive speech.
Law360 | May 09, 2017
Labor and employment partners Stephanie Caffera and Chris Gegwich and associate Alexander Gallin co-authored this column about certain employee protections under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), including a recent Second Circuit ruling upholding the decision that an employee’s vulgar Facebook post was protected activity under the NLRA.
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | April 24, 2017
Chicago labor and employment partner Frank Saibert contributed this article about a case involving an employer’s misleading comments about possible pay raises if employees voted against a labor union.
SHRM | March 28, 2017
Providence commercial litigation counsel Steve Richard contributed this article about a company’s efforts to remove a former employee’s anonymous online post which the company believed revealed company trade secrets.
Ignites | March 27, 2017
San Francisco labor and employment counsel Charles Dyke is quoted in this article about recent 401(k)-fee cases surviving motions to dismiss.
Law360 | October 19, 2016
Providence office managing partner and Labor & Employment partner Andrew B. Prescott, and Labor & Employment associate Jessica Jewell, guest authored this column about important guidance for employers in light of the National Labor Relation Board’s recent decision regarding several Chipotle employment policies.
Newsday | October 02, 2016
Long Island Labor & Employment partner Chris Gegwich provides commentary in this piece that discusses the need for all companies—no matter how small—to have polices in place to prevent sexual harassment.
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | September 07, 2016
Chicago Labor & Employment partner Frank Seibert authored this column discussing a blockbuster decision by the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit overruling two long-standing lines of its own precedent to clarify the evidentiary standards to be used in discrimination cases.
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.
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | October 21, 2015
Chicago Labor & Employment partner Frank Saibert authored this column discussing a court ruling that union investigators should be allowed on site of employee death. Click here to read the article.
Chicago Tribune | July 17, 2015
Chicago Commercial Litigation associate Laura Bacon provides third-party commentary on increasing litigation risks and greater need for employers to establish clear policies surrounding work-related communication by employees.
Reuters Legal | July 07, 2015
This coverage notes the DC Circuit’s unanimous decision that the National Labor Relations Board failed to do its job of reconciling conflicting labor laws and must revisit a matter involving Children’s Hospital and Research Center of Oakland. Labor & Employment associate Matt Frankel is noted as the hospital’s counsel.
Law360 | June 02, 2015
Los Angeles Labor & Employment counsel Dale Hudson is quoted in this article discussing the California Supreme Court’s decision to hear a class action brought a group of security guards who claim they were illegally forced to be on call during breaks and how this case gives the court a chance to clarify whether rest periods must be free from all work.
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin | February 12, 2015
Chicago Madison Labor & Employment partner Frank Saibert authored this column discussing a U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in an employee retaliation trial.
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