Employment Law

Price, Meese, Shulman & D’Arminio, PC has an established employment law department that is experienced in all facets of employment law, having represented many employers as well as employees in a multitude of settings, and in implementing policies and procedures to proactively prevent problems from developing. Our expertise will help you in the following areas:

  • Discrimination claims — Our attorneys have represented parties involving allegations of unlawful employment discrimination based on race or national origin, sex or gender, religion, age, disability, pregnancy, and sexual orientation.
  • Harassment — Employees cannot be subjected to an unlawful hostile work environment. Employers must act reasonably in preventing such a hostile work environment from existing. Our attorneys identify factors and provide counsel to protect against a hostile work environment.
  • Retaliation and whistleblowing — Employees who report what they believe to be unlawful activities at the workplace may be entitled to special protections under law. The Conscientious Employee Protection Act has been the subject of numerous lawsuits. Our experienced attorneys have defended and prosecuted these types of cases.
  • Severance packages — We advise both employees and employers on severance issues to maximize the best interests of our clients, and to ensure compliance with existing contracts and the law.
  • Family and Medical Leave Act — We advocate for employees who need time off for personal or family medical crises or who face retaliation for asserting their lawful right to time off.
  • Fraud, misrepresentation and breach— Our firm litigates on behalf of parties who have suffered economic loss due to fraud or misrepresentation. These types of actions can include embezzlement, misrepresentations during employment contract negotiations, and economic losses due to a party’s breach of an employment contract.
  • Employment contracts — Our attorneys review, prepare, and sometimes negotiate employment contracts for high-level through mid-level executives and others.
  • Restrictive covenants — Non-compete agreements have been subject to intense scrutiny by the judiciary. Though restrictive covenants, such as non-compete and non-solicitation restrictions may be lawful they must be reasonable under the specific conditions, particularly with respect to time and geographic location. Otherwise, they are unenforceable. Our attorneys are experienced in analyzing such factors, writing the agreements, and in filing emergent court actions when a breach has occurred and the offending party must be immediately stopped from causing further damage.
  • Wage and hour disputes — Our attorneys, counsel, defend and assist in the prosecution of claims involving unpaid time.
  • Tortious interference – Our attorneys are experienced in counselling, prosecuting and defending claims involving unfair competition, tortious interference with economic advantage, and customer relations. This often occurs when a former employee works unlawfully for a business competitor.
  • Lost profits – When lost profits may be demonstrated without mere speculation, and the offending party reasonably was aware of the damage to be caused, lost profits may be recoverable. In certain cases, recovery of lost profits can help a company stave off financial calamity caused by employees and officers.
  • Day to day operations. Anyone running a company knows of the myriad employment issues which may arise, sometimes on an emergent basis. Our attorneys have the expertise to understand the situation, and to provide counsel to restore orderly management as soon as possible. 

Our understanding of employment law is enhanced by a working familiarity with our clients’ businesses, including real estate management, hotel and supermarket franchise operations, site and highway construction, technology and telecommunications, financial institutions, service-oriented businesses, professional services and not-for-profit organizations. 

The Firm’s work in this field emphasizes creative planning and aggressive resolution of all employment issues. Through a greater understanding of the issues confronted by our clients, we can provide prompt, efficient and practical solutions to often complex and time-sensitive business problems.

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