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Giovanniello Law Group > PRACTICE AREAS > Labor and Employment

Labor and Employment

Employers face many legal challenges given the complex statutory regulations and increased potential exposure of employment decisions. We help our clients to meet these challenges.

 

We are skilled in all aspects of federal and state discrimination employment laws, including issues arising under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. We are fully prepared to defend our clients before all administrative and judicial tribunals, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, all state administrative agencies, the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as all state and federal courts. Our litigation cases have involved claims of harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination, defamation, wage and hour practices, workplace violence, breach of contract, disability, disciplinary schemes and virtually all employment related matter.

 

We represent employers of all sizes, in all aspects of employment litigation and counseling. We act as counselors and advocates to anticipate and help prevent situations that could result in lawsuits or administrative actions. We also provide individualized counseling, which enables our clients the ability to contact us to obtain an immediate answer to a pressing employment or human resources question. This includes daily issues such as wage and hour questions, employee counseling, hiring and firing decisions, leaves of absence, and disciplinary measures.

 

We coordinate our resolution strategy with our clients and utilize alternate resolution options, including arbitration, conciliation and mediation in the appropriate situations. We also advise on matters like employee termination, preparing employment manuals, drug testing, and avoiding discrimination claims of all kinds.

 

We coordinate the defense of our clients’ litigation cases and have worked closely with their employment practices liability insurers when they insure against the risks of employment issues. As employers have come increasingly to rely on insurance, we bring to bear extensive experience in working with employers and their insurance carriers to keep both abreast of factual and legal developments affecting each pending case. We are trusted by both insured and insurers.

 

Our highly experienced team of attorneys keeps abreast of the latest legislative, regulatory and judicial developments concerning labor and employment.

 

We provide training seminars to managerial staff as to what the law requires of them and how best to handle issues that arise in the workplace. We also offer training to rank and file employees on their obligations, which may prove a valuable defense in the event of litigation.

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