EMPLOYMENT LAW

Employment issues are at the heart of any business. Whether the client is an international organization with thousands of employees, or a smaller business trying to compete, every business has employment matters that need expert attention.

In what has become one of the fastest growing areas of the law, our attorneys thrive by taking a highly pragmatic approach to the increasingly complex issues facing today’s employers and employees. Ever-mindful of the onerous costs of employment litigation -costs that go beyond the financial ramifications to encompass a range of emotional, reputational, and public relations issues as well - our attorneys go to great lengths to help our clients avoid them. Our practice is rooted in a thorough understanding, not just of employment law, but also of the business issues facing our clients.

To that end, we help design and implement effective employee relations policies and practices that minimize the risk of litigation while accommodating the real business needs of our clients. We counsel clients as to how to avoid litigation or position themselves for a successful conclusion if a dispute arises. When a dispute becomes inevitable, we have the resources and experience to see it through to its most expedient, cost-effective resolution, whether through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or litigation. Our experience in trying many cases to a successful conclusion gives us an advantage in assisting clients in the discovery stages of litigation and advising clients about forcing adversaries to consider possible resolutions both before and during litigation.

The attorneys at GBSO have faced a full range of employment matters that arise in state and federal courts and administrative agencies with respect to discrimination claims based on age, race, disability, sex (including sexual harassment), religion, veterans status and retaliation. In addition to these discrimination claims, we have significant experience handling litigation involving wrongful discharge, trade secrets/non-compete agreements, employment agreements, unemployment compensation claims, FLSA, and FMLA litigation.

In addition, since many of our clients do business in multiple jurisdictions, and given that employment laws vary widely from state to state and country to country, we regularly draw on our membership in the ALFA International network, the oldest legal networking group in existence. Through this exceptionally effective alliance, we can assure our clients of the highest level of service in every jurisdiction.