Private and public companies across the United States turn to us for advice on labor and employment, immigration and workers’ compensation issues; comprehensive preventive counseling and compliance services; and strategic, efficient defense in complex disputes. We focus on helping clients forge and maintain effective labor-management relations.
Our services cover the following key areas:
Whether companies call on us to serve as outside labor and employment counsel, immigration counsel or as an extension of their in-house human resources departments, we offer services according to our clients’ needs.
We advise employers on employee handbooks and policy development, train employees and provide guidance on all aspects of ever-changing employment regulations. Our lawyers counsel management teams on effective personnel management strategies in union and nonunion environments and provide training to help minimize the risk of litigation. We also counsel human resources professionals on strategies for hiring foreign nationals and federal requirements relating to employment eligibility verification (the I-9 process).
When litigation is unavoidable, clients trust us to secure courtroom victories. Our experienced trial lawyers provide representation in the full spectrum of employment litigation, from individual cases to multiparty claims and class action suits.
Having a motivated, content workforce is critical to the success of all companies. That is why our lawyers spend considerable time uncovering the root of the issue and providing solutions to not only address existing problems, but also implement policies and programs to prevent future legal pitfalls and costly litigation.
We offer a broad range of services to meet your labor and employment needs, including client counseling and prevention, employment litigation, management-union relations, immigration and other services.
We advise employers on their employment policies and practices, including:
We represent small and large employers in class actions and individual cases in state and federal courts, arbitrations and mediations. We have consciously chosen to integrate our counseling with our employment defense services; this strategy helps our clients to avoid future employment defense actions. Our areas of litigation experience include:
We provide traditional labor management-union services, including:
Our Immigration services cover the full-scope of non-immigrant and immigrant classifications. Following is a sampling of the employment-based non-immigrant classifications that our corporate clients most often utilize:
Additionally, we have seen many clients through the following processes:
Thompson Hine's Workplace Audits and Training program offers audits and training programs that are interactive, customized and flexible.
In this episode, Eric Clark, a partner in our Labor & Employment practice, and April Miller Boise, Former Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary of Meritor, share tips on how to build your career. They will discuss various strategies in defining professional goals and how to take a proactive approach to achieving them.
In this episode, Eric Clark, a partner in our Labor & Employment practice, and Ted Copetas, a partner at Eberly McMahon Copetas LLC, share strategies in managing the risks associated with workplace termination decisions. They will discuss the effectiveness of release agreements, outline acceptable reasons for workplace termination and provide guidance in dealing with retaliation and discrimination affecting protected classes.
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