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Labor & Employment

The attorneys in the Labor & Employment Practice Area represent clients on all aspects of traditional labor and corporate employment law matters. We recognize that employers are challenged by an ever-changing legal landscape when it comes to labor and employment laws that regulate the workplace. Our attorneys focus on strategies and solutions to find creative and economically practical ways to assist our clients in accomplishing their goals and avoiding legal issues. We represent clients ranging from Fortune 500 publicly traded companies to smaller privately held businesses to individuals in all facets of labor and employment law-related matters.

Labor & Employment Litigation

Our attorneys regularly represent clients against charges before state and federal administrative agencies, as well as in state and federal courts. We also help resolve disputes in alternative dispute resolution forums, including arbitration and mediation. Our attorneys handle litigation involving all aspects of labor and employment matters such as union/management grievances, wrongful discharge, wage and hour issues, and employment-related contract disputes. Our approach is to help clients reduce risk and resolve disputes efficiently and in a manner consistent with the client's business strategies and priorities.

Labor & Employment Counseling

Our attorneys advise employers on day-to-day employee relations issues and provide assistance mainly to human resources professionals and in-house legal staff in developing and implementing employment policies and procedures.

Our services include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Drafting and implementing employment-related corporate documents such as restrictive covenant agreements, various stock and compensation plans, and executive employment, consulting and separation/severance agreements;
  • Drafting and reviewing employee handbooks, manuals, and policies and procedures guidelines;
  • Resolving hiring, retention and termination disputes; Counseling on discrimination, harassment, reductions in force, wrongful discharge, and whistle-blowing;
  • Counseling on wage and hour claims, breach of contract, restrictive covenant and tortuous interference claims;
  • Counseling on employee benefits issues such as paid time off, COBRA, leaves of absences and disabilities in the workplace; and
  • Counseling on drug and alcohol testing, background checks, and electronic monitoring (e.g. e-mails, voicemails, Internet usage, etc.).

Giordano, Halleran & Ciesla, P.C. | Red Bank, NJ | Trenton, NJ | Newark, NJ | New York, NY | www.ghclaw.com | 1-800-842-1LAW