Employment Litigation / Counseling
Ronald M. Jacobs, James F. Kavanaugh, Russell F. Conn, Mary E. O'Neal, Barry E. Gold, Thomas J. Gallitano
Employers and employees alike look to Conn Kavanaugh’s employment lawyers for advice in navigating the increasingly complex web of state and federal statutes, regulations and court decisions that impact the workplace. We regularly advise clients on “best practices” so that risks can be minimized and companies can focus on their core business operations.Whether litigating disputes in court, or counseling clients on compliance issues, we are committed to providing employers and employees with practical, timely business-focused solutions to problems that arise in the workplace.
Because Conn Kavanaugh’s clients are representative of the businesses based here in New England, our lawyers understand that a “one size fits all” approach won’t work. Instead, we work with each client to understand the specific business environment in order to develop the most suitable policies and strategies.
Lawsuits arising from employment matters require experienced counsel. Our attorneys regularly handle cases involvingstate and federal discrimination claims, ERISA, state and federal wage and hour claims, wrongful termination, and other employment-related contract and tort claims. In addition, our attorneys have substantial experience in litigation arising from noncompetition and nondisclosure agreements, often working with clients to prevent the misappropriation of confidential and trade secret information and the raiding of key employees and customers.
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We work with employers to develop effective personnel policies that are intended not only to improve relations between management and employees, but also to avoid costly litigation whenever possible.
We are experienced in handling the broad range of issues that arise in the employment setting and in resolving employment-related disputes through litigation or alternative dispute resolution.
We have represented employers, ERISA plans, and fiduciaries in lawsuits arising under ERISA, in the areas of long and short term disability, pension, and life insurance benefit plans.
We regularly advise executives and employers on the negotiation and drafting of executive and key-person employment agreements and related incentive compensation agreements.
We represent employers faced with audits and investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Massachusetts Attorney General, OSHA, and state and federal EEO agencies.