Staying ahead of the curve in addressing and resolving employer-employee relationships

When it comes to addressing employment law issues, business can become personal.

Workplace relationships are complex and even sometimes problematic. Resulting discrimination and harassment claims can be heightened by an emotional element not often found in other litigation.

The Burns White Employment Practices Liability team helps clients build a framework that supports the employer-employee relationship, and provides ongoing counseling to prevent and solve employment-related disputes.

We focus on all areas of compliance, counseling, negotiation, and employment litigation, and keep abreast of the myriad of ever-changing federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations so that our clients’ interests are protected. We have an extensive understanding of:

  • Title VII, ADEA, and ADA laws
  • Sexual harassment issues
  • Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Equal Pay Act
  • Workplace safety regulations, including OSHA
  • Security and privacy laws
  • Human Resources department audits
  • Restrictive covenant issues
  • Overall risk management

Counseling and negotiation

We assist clients in negotiations both at the hiring and at the termination stages of employment. Our employment attorneys regularly review and update employment-related documents, and collaborate with lawyers from the firm’s Business Practices Group in areas such as:

  • Hiring and termination policies
  • Post-termination policies
  • Employment policies and handbooks
  • Workplace drug policies
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Compensation plans
  • Shareholder and LLC agreements

Employment litigation

We strive to anticipate issues before they become problems. In the event that a dispute arises and litigation is necessary, our team has the trial experience required to represent our clients’ best interests in the courtroom.

We have successfully defended employers in a variety of matters, including:

  • Wrongful discharge
  • Sexual harassment
  • Discrimination claims
  • Employment selection procedures
  • Retaliation
  • Non-compete and restrictive covenant litigation
  • Wage disputes

Employment Law Educational Programs

Click here to learn more about our educational seminars tailored to provide management and human resources staff with the tools needed to effectively handle the increasingly complex issues found in employment law.

For more information about our firm’s Employment practice, please contact:

Jeffrey S. Adler

Jeffrey S. Adler, Esquire



Mary-Jo Rebelo, Esquire

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