Labor and Employment
Our Labor and Employment Department has extensive experience in all aspects of labor and employment law, and serves employers throughout the United States. We are focused on providing our clients with comprehensive labor and employment services, assisting employers in the hiring process, counseling employers who are contemplating single or group terminations, and addressing the full spectrum of issues that arise in between.
Our clients range from small businesses to publicly traded companies with tens of thousands of employees including the largest employer in the City of Philadelphia. Whether it is counseling our clients to avoid unnecessary litigation, defending an employment discrimination case, or negotiating a labor agreement, the goal at Montgomery McCracken is to ensure that our work advances the client’s enterprise in the most beneficial, timely, and cost-effective manner possible.
Our goals are to form relationships with our clients, understand each client’s business and culture, and provide efficient and effective assistance in the following ways:
- We assist clients by drafting up-to-date policies and employment agreements and navigating difficult areas of the employment relationship, such as considering leaves of absence, accommodating disabilities, and investigating employee complaints. We pride ourselves on our success assisting clients in addressing and correcting issues that might lead to litigation in order to avoid lawsuits in the future.
- When litigation does arise, we regularly represent employers in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in litigation involving alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and Title VII, as well as cases involving other employment laws, trade secrets, and restrictive covenants. We also have significant experience in trying jury trials.
- We provide training for managers and employees on employment law and supervisory basics, hot topics, and issues targeted to a specific industry or issues the client may be facing.
- We assist clients in the public and private sectors – with and without unionized workforces – in managing their employees while avoiding liability or issues that might arise under the Pennsylvania Labor Laws (including Act 195 and the PLRA), the National Labor Relations Act, and other federal, state, and local workplace laws. We also have significant experience in conducting labor arbitrations and grievances.
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