Ostler & Thompson routinely advises clients on matters affecting the employment relationship on a myriad of issues, including recruitment, hiring, retention, discipline, discharge, termination, and retaliation. Despite their best efforts, employers often find themselves the target of employment-related lawsuits. We represent employers before administrative agencies, including conducting investigations and preparing position statements or assisting clients in doing so. Additionally, our attorneys have extensive experience defending employers in individual and complex litigation, including class and collective actions and multi-district litigation. We regularly litigate employment-related disputes in federal and state courts, as well as before administrative agencies.
We have a depth of experience in issues that affect employers, which enables us to counsel our clients to ensure they are compliant with the following:
- Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA)
- Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA)
- Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
- Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Federal Discrimination Laws (i.e. Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 1991 Civil Rights Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), 42 U.S.C. § 1981, 42 U.S.C. § 1983, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), and state and local discrimination laws as well)
- Immigration Laws (i.e. I-9 obligations, and state and federal E-Verify requirements)
- Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
- Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), COBRA, ERISA, and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
- Sarbanes Oxley Act (SOX) as amended by the Dodd-Frank Act
Ostler & Thompson assists employers to draft employment contracts, consulting agreements, non-competition agreements, and protection of trade secrets, among many other items. Give us a call to determine your employment-related legal needs.