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  • Location:
    Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Employment Law - Individuals
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Mediation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Education Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Individuals Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Employment Law - Individuals Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Albany, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Detroit, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Antitrust Legal Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Securities Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Union Employment Law - Individuals Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Westport, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Individuals
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Orlando, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Spartanburg, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Civil Rights Law Employment Law - Individuals
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Troy, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Madison, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Media Law Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management First Amendment Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Bellevue, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Melville, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenwood Village, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Insurance Law Litigation - ERISA
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Houston, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Municipal Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Nonprofit / Charities Law Commercial Litigation Employment Law - Individuals Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Dallas, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Leisure and Hospitality Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - ERISA Employment Law - Individuals
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Individuals
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Morristown, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Jose, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Securities Commercial Litigation Corporate Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Commercial Litigation Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Trade Secrets Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Construction Litigation - Real Estate Commercial Litigation Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    West Palm Beach, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - First Amendment Litigation - Securities Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Construction Employment Law - Management Construction Law Commercial Litigation Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Technology Law Litigation - Intellectual Property
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
Maureen S. Binetti was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Maureen S. Binetti

Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A.
  • Location:
    Woodbridge, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Individuals
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Intellectual Property Appellate Practice Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Newark, New Jersey
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Individuals
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Omaha, Nebraska
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management Immigration Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Buffalo, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Individuals Labor Law - Union
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Hartford, Connecticut
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - ERISA Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Immigration Law Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    New York, New York
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Miami, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Jackson, Mississippi
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Utilities Law Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Portland, Oregon
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Greenville, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Appellate Practice Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - ERISA Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Memphis, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Labor Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Providence, Rhode Island
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Education Law Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Denver, Colorado
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Insurance Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Entertainment Law - Motion Pictures and Television Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Cleveland, Ohio
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management Health Care Law Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Tampa, Florida
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Employment Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Huntsville, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Municipal Litigation - Labor and Employment Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Overland Park, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Litigation - Labor and Employment
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Columbia, South Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Civil Rights Law Mediation Employment Law - Individuals Litigation - Labor and Employment

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Practice Area Definition

Litigation - Labor and Employment Definition

Labor and employment law is complex and subject to frequent, often dramatic, change. A myriad of laws and regulations — sometimes conflicting in terms and purpose — impose a heavy compliance burden on employers. There also is a plethora of state, federal, and administrative agency decisions that construe these laws, adding to the burden on employers. Labor and employment issues affect the livelihood and well-being of employees and their families and the success of the companies for which they work. The legal disputes between employers and employees can be highly charged, intensely personal, and often embarrassingly public. For these reasons, they can be very difficult to resolve.

Often, these employment disputes culminate in a lawsuit, which can be costly, time-consuming, and damaging to employee relations. The number of employment-related litigation filings has been steadily increasing over the last decade, ranging from large-scale class actions to individual complaints. Employers are facing greater challenges and financial exposure from both current and former employees than ever before.

Employment litigation covers many types of claims, including discrimination; harassment; wage-hour pay, classification, and overtime violations; wrongful discharge; entitlement to employee benefits; misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information; unfair competition; enforcement or avoidance of restrictive covenants; labor union disputes; workplace safety violations; defamation and other employment-related torts. These claims often involve the many laws governing employee relations, which are often referred to as “employment law alphabet soup.” These include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), whistleblower claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) or Dodd-Frank Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

Resolving employment litigation requires knowledge of these laws and regulations, the applicable case law, and a careful case analysis and strategy. More so than in other less personal litigation, a perceptive understanding of the people involved is essential for success. Often, suits will be settled among parties or ended before trial through summary judgment based on the facts of the case. When early resolution is not achieved, however, the case will go to trial in court or before an agency tribunal. Verdicts in employment-related cases can be enormous, especially in wage-hour and other class actions, creating a high-stakes situation for employers.
Labor and employment law is complex and subject to frequent, often dramatic, change. A myriad of laws and regulations — sometimes conflicting in terms and purpose — impose a heavy compliance burden on employers. There also is a plethora of state, federal, and administrative agency decisions that construe these laws, adding to the burden on employers. Labor and employment issues affect the livelihood and well-being of employees and their families and the success of the companies for which they work. The legal disputes between employers and employees can be highly charged, intensely personal, and often embarrassingly public. For these reasons, they can be very difficult to resolve.

Often, these employment disputes culminate in a lawsuit, which can be costly, time-consuming, and damaging to employee relations. The number of employment-related litigation filings has been steadily increasing over the last decade, ranging from large-scale class actions to individual complaints. Employers are facing greater challenges and financial exposure from both current and former employees than ever before.

Employment litigation covers many types of claims, including discrimination; harassment; wage-hour pay, classification, and overtime violations; wrongful discharge; entitlement to employee benefits; misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information; unfair competition; enforcement or avoidance of restrictive covenants; labor union disputes; workplace safety violations; defamation and other employment-related torts. These claims often involve the many laws governing employee relations, which are often referred to as “employment law alphabet soup.” These include Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), whistleblower claims under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) or Dodd-Frank Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).

Resolving employment litigation requires knowledge of these laws and regulations, the applicable case law, and a careful case analysis and strategy. More so than in other less personal litigation, a perceptive understanding of the people involved is essential for success. Often, suits will be settled among parties or ended before trial through summary judgment based on the facts of the case. When early resolution is not achieved, however, the case will go to trial in court or before an agency tribunal. Verdicts in employment-related cases can be enormous, especially in wage-hour and other class actions, creating a high-stakes situation for employers.