Working With Clients to Stay a Step Ahead – Since 1997
Experienced, customized legal service and strong legal advocacy from a boutique labor and employment firm.
Arbitration and Mediation
The Courthouse is not the only place to resolve disputes.
There are alternatives: Arbitration and Mediation.
As litigation becomes more expensive and time consuming with outcomes uncertain, these types of alternative dispute resolution methods offer less costly means to bring disputes to a fair resolution expeditiously. Arbitration requires an agreement to arbitrate and offers a less formal setting before a mutually selected arbitrator. Mediation is also informal. In a confidential mediation, the parties identify mutual interests and negotiate with the assistance of a neutral mediator to reach resolution.
We offer arbitration and mediation services with extensive experience as advocate, arbitrator and in mediation.
Personnel Policies and Training
Recent events and the challenges they present has transformed the workplace. Setting clear workplace rules and managing a diverse workplace in multiple locations both in the office and remotely is both challenging and important.
Clear personnel policies with consistent and frequent training are key to an efficient and productive workforce as well as the company’s success. Employees who know what is expected of them have opportunities to advance and to succeed. We offer experienced counsel in personnel management on an on-going basis, prepare personnel policies and partner with clients to address workplace disputes. This minimizes the potential for disputes and their escalation.
Recent events have shown that work is not limited to the office or a specific location. Work outside the office and at home raises issues of security and privacy between management and employees. We offer counsel and related litigation services for computer and related data management issues in the workplace.
In a unionized workplace, there are many forces at work. The union and its members are bound to contracts and have certain rights typically found in union constitutions and bylaws. These set forth the union’s governance. Federal law recognizes workers’ concerted rights to comment on wages and terms and conditions of employment and to look to each other for mutual aid and protection. Collective bargaining agreements set negotiated rules, rights and remedies adjusted through grievance and arbitration.
We have almost a quarter-century of experience representing both labor and management. Our firm represents unions large and small and employers in the private and public sectors in collective bargaining negotiations, grievances and arbitrations, unfair labor charges, union elections and representation in agencies and the courts. We also have represented multi-employer benefit funds. We offer experienced counsel in these labor relations matters.
Employment Discrimination Claims and Disputes
Sometimes a lawsuit becomes necessary when a workplace dispute cannot be resolved. There are varied and complex federal and state statutes as well as regulations and rules. Some of those laws provide remedies when an employment decision is motivated by an employee’s personal characteristic or activity that an employee has engaged in that is considered by law as protected.
Disputes also arise out of employment contracts. Employers seek to protect client networks, key employees and their business. Employees seek to assert rights under federal, state and local statutes, and in some cases, contracts. We offer experienced counsel with about a quarter century of experience representing both employers and employees in federal and state courts and agencies in employment discrimination disputes, representing employers in collective wage, overtime actions and state agency wage audits. We represent employers and employees in disputes arising out of restrictive covenants and non-compete agreements. We strive to be innovative, flexible and efficient, providing the best service to attain an optimal and confidential result.
Litigation is the option of last resort. Lawsuits are unpredictable, protracted, and costly. Sometimes the result does not match the effort or the expense. Settlement of a potentially uncollectible judgment may be the reasonable and preferred course of action. We offer experienced litigation services including experience in complex commercial litigation. We strive to provide innovative strategies that meet both client’s needs and budget. We leverage existing and available technologies and vendors to obtain the best available result under the circumstances.
Other Things We Do
Because of our legacy of service, we offer other services such as representation of landlords and tenants in commercial leases, commercial litigation, lender representation, portfolio and banking litigation and small and medium-sized business corporate representation.
Hiring an attorney is a personal and thoughtful task. It is prudent to seek out an experienced attorney before the need arises to have the benefit of professional guidance and to anticipate solutions that meet your needs. When you work with our firm, you work directly with an attorney and receive personalized, attentive service.
A one-on-one conversation between a client and an attorney is confidential. The purpose of attorney-client privileged conversation is to permit the attorney to freely explore the matter for which the client seeks an attorney’s assistance without fear of disclosure. The client may waive confidentiality knowingly or by conduct. A conversation between a client and an attorney may not be confidential if another person participates. You may rest easy knowing your conversations with one of our attorneys about a legal issue will remain confidential.
We offer a complimentary 30-minute phone or video conference to learn about your legal issue and to introduce ourselves to you. Additional time or subsequent consultations will be billable at our hourly rate. All fees are payable at the time of the scheduled consultation by cash, money order or check.
If an initial in-person consultation is scheduled, we would appreciate that if you are unable to attend the consultation, please notify us as soon as possible, but no later than 24 hours before the appointment. All conversations during an inquiry or in a consultation are confidential. However, an attorney-client relationship is not formed until a written agreement is offered and signed by you and us. The written agreement will set forth the terms of the attorney-client relationship, the fees and costs’ arrangement, and the scope of work. No agreement will be offered before an in-person, telephonic or video conference has been concluded. Because of the uncertainty of facts, circumstances and prevailing law we cannot guarantee any result, or costs for any matter. The information provided on this website is offered for information purposes only and is not intended to offer or suggest any unreasonable expectations.