Employment Law

Employment Law2019-03-26T18:40:31+00:00

Goldstein Law Partners regularly represents both companies and select individual employees. On behalf of employers, the employment practice at Goldstein Law Partners consists of a full range of services from human resource counseling and compliance questions to employment litigation and labor relations.  Our attorneys advise clients on areas of vulnerability and best practices for avoiding or reducing employer exposure when disputes within the work place inevitably arise. 

On behalf of individual employees, we have experience negotiating employment contracts as well as smooth, quiet, mutually beneficial exits from corporate employment.

We have experience litigating all manner of employment disputes, including discrimination and retaliation claims under Title VII, ADEA, ADA, and FMLA, wage and hour lawsuits under the FLSA and corresponding state laws, as well as charges of unfair labor practices.

Overview

Our attorneys provide advice and training for employers and supervisors on harassment, discipline, discharge of employees and other workplace issues in order to reduce liability exposure.  Our experience includes:

  • Litigation involving discrimination, retaliation and wrongful discharge claims
  • Wage and hour litigation and compliance audits
  • Social media policies
  • Advising on employee discipline
  • Protection of trade secrets and enforcement litigation
  • Executive employment agreements
  • Compliance with FMLA
  • Labor relations and charges of unfair labor practices
  • Litigation under Wage Payment and Collection Law
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Severance agreements
  • ERISA litigation and compliance

A Few Representative Engagements:

  • Successfully represented an ERISA defined benefits plan in litigation against a former trustee who committed a prohibited transaction
  • Reviewed and revised employer’s employment contracts and policies for compliance
  • Successfully represented clients in litigation involving discrimination and retaliation claims under federal and state laws
  • Advised employer regarding termination of long-time employee and tailored severance agreement accordingly
  • Negotiated a successful exit for a senior level money manager parting ways with a prominent financial services firm
  • Successfully negotiated a severance package for a senior level physician constructively terminated from a medical practice
  • Assisted a C–Suite executive with her departure from a pharmaceutical company and her transition to a market leading competitor
  • Advised a combat veteran with his departure from a nationally recognized veteran- owned franchise organization
  • Represented a member of law enforcement in a suit alleging retaliation against a local government