Employment Litigation and Counseling

Careful negotiation and documentation of employment agreements can often be effective in avoiding costly employment litigation.  CC&G’s attorneys are experienced in all aspects of the negotiation and drafting of employment agreements, both those entered into at the outset of the employment relationship and those negotiated as employment ends.  We represent employers and employees alike in a wide variety of industries, including financial services, biotech and life sciences, information technology, manufacturing and professional services such as law, accounting, and medicine. 

While we work to help clients avoid workplace disputes, if litigation becomes necessary, we offer our clients high-quality employment litigation services.  As litigators, the firm’s attorneys have extensive experience enforcing employment agreements whether the issue is compensation, including Wage Act and benefits claims, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of non-competition, non-disclosure, or non-solicitation provisions, or claims for wrongful termination, constructive discharge, or severance benefits.  In addition, we advise clients about the proper classification of workers as independent contractors or employees for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, and the Employment Retirement Income Security Act as well as state worker’s compensation and wage and hour laws.

The firm represents employers and employees in proceedings before administrative agencies and in state and federal courts in which claims are asserted for discrimination on account of race, age, sexual preference, gender or disability, including claims for failure to provide reasonable accommodations in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and claims of harassment, hostile work environment, and retaliation. 

Business clients often retain us to conduct independent investigations when faced with allegations of age or gender discrimination, sexual harassment, failure to provide reasonable accommodations and other workplace issues.