Employment and Labor

Because every decision an organization makes with respect to managing its workforce can entail risk, every decision deserves qualified legal counsel to help reduce potential litigation and threats to the employer’s brand and its bottom line.

Attorneys on Goldberg Segalla’s Employment and Labor team view our representation of employers as a strategic partnership aimed at protecting the enterprise and its leaders while helping the organization advance its management philosophy and maintain its company culture. We understand the risks employers face, along with the pressures placed on management, because attorneys on this team have experienced them firsthand as in-house counsel and human resources officers at various companies in multiple industries.

Whether providing proactive counsel or vigorously defending an employer in litigation, arbitration, or an administrative action, we bring that business-judgment perspective to every matter — always with an eye toward preventing future conflicts or complications. Our ultimate goal for every client is to reach cost-effective resolutions that make sense for their business now and into the future, so we work deliberately at every stage to reduce our clients’ legal expenses, case length, and settlement costs.

Being a true strategic partner to employers means many things. Because of our extensive experience advising employers through good times as well as challenging ones, we are equipped to handle issues as they arise in real time. On a given day, you may find our team engaged in activities like:

  • Developing company-tailored employee handbooks, policies, and other standards that help employers reduce the risk of lawsuits
  • Counseling managers and their teams on day-to-day personnel issues
  • Actively helping companies to comply with the requirements of the ADA, FMLA, and state and local sick leave laws
  • Advising clients on a wage and hour audit
  • Guiding management through delicate collective bargaining agreement negotiations
  • Defending companies and their supervisors against unlawful termination, discrimination, or harassment lawsuits
  • Providing guidance and negotiating resolutions for a company facing ADA accessibility claims
  • Running interactive workshops and training sessions on-site for management

We represent private and public employers in all industries, involving unionized and non-unionized workforces, in every facet of their relationships with prospective, current, and former employees. A small sampling of the types of employers we frequently assist includes: retailers, construction firms, health care providers, manufacturers, service providers, food and beverage companies, municipalities, school districts, religious organizations, nonprofit entities, and educational institutions.

In addition, we keep clients abreast of the latest changes to laws impacting the workplace through our in-house presentations and workshops and publications and presentations for national business and legal audiences.