Our labor and employment team offers clients a comprehensive range of legal services, from pro-active, strategic counseling to aggressive litigation defense. We focus on in representing employers and managers, including privately owned businesses, respected international corporations, non-profits, and institutions of higher education, and are comfortable handling matters that transverse a wide range of industries: pharmaceuticals, finance services, computer technology, cosmetics, industrial equipment, and food service. In this constantly evolving field of law, our attorneys are equally confident handling cutting-edge privacy and technology-related issues—including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and illicit computer usage at the workplace—as they are traditional labor matters—including NLRB proceedings, union elections, collective bargaining negotiations, labor arbitrations, strike misconduct, and unfair labor practice charges.
Of course, Walsh recognizes that what matters most to employers is often prevention. In that regard, we provide an array of strategic counseling services to ensure our clients’ legal compliance on a wide range of personnel and benefit issues and reduce the risks of litigation. We help management craft employee policies and handbooks and offer practical and cost-effective employment law training, tailored to the industry and workforce. When allegations of wrongdoing arise, our attorneys are pro-active and sensitive to both the potential disruption litigation may cause and to our clients’ desire to manage defense costs. In the crisis management stage, we regularly conduct thorough fact-finding investigations for employers faced with workplace complaints or government investigation. When litigation is necessary, our attorneys aggressively advocate for our clients before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including the EEOC, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the New York State Division of Human Rights and the New York City Commission on Human Rights. Few firms can match our decades of experience successfully litigating and trying to jury verdict cases involving claims of wrongful discharge, breach of employment contracts, restrictive covenants and trade secrets, alleged discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and whistle blower statutes.