We can assist with initial information requests and interviews, help assemble information to respond to the agency’s initial conclusions, and provide representation in any subsequent challenges and administrative appeals that are necessary.Our lawyers also have considerable experience litigating wage and hour issues in state and federal courts.K&L Gates’ seasoned trial lawyers have the experience and judgment to resolve cases and try cases effectively as the needs of the client demand.
Our 140-strong team spans the United States, Europe, Australia and Asia, allowing us to assist our major national and international clients with multi-state and international employment issues, including the movement of personnel between countries, reductions in force, integration of new employees following acquisitions, and the establishment of new offices. Our team garnered national first-tier rankings in three discrete employment and labor areas: Employment Law - Management; Labor Law - Management; and Litigation - Labor and Employment.
Our labor and employment group also received 19 regional rankings in key locations throughout the United States.
We provide counsel to a wide range of private and public employers, from multi-national companies with thousands of employees in numerous and distant locations, to companies with one site and relatively few employees.
Our clients span a broad range of industries including technology, pharmaceuticals, retail, banking, manufacturing, broadcasting, construction, mining, energy, financial services, health care, and governmental entities. labor and employment practice at K&L Gates was recognized as a Tier 1 national employment practice in the survey of major companies and lawyers throughout the United States.
Should an employer client face administrative action initiated by any of the agencies charged with enforcing employment law, we have demonstrated success in challenging and winning these disputes.
Our agency experience includes matters relating to worker classification, wage and hour, disability, discrimination, and more.
From our offices in the United States, Australia, Asia, and Europe, we are able to provide our clients with employment advice in numerous countries.
Where we are not licensed to practice, we frequently work with other counsel to ensure compliance with employment laws wherever our clients’ businesses take them.
As a management-side practice, we defend all types of employment litigation, including whistleblower claims, enforcement of non-competition agreements, discrimination and retaliation, and wage and hour class actions.
With an increasing number of lawsuits and growth in the size of damages awards, the need for practical, cost-conscious, and experienced defense counsel has increased dramatically.
Effective personnel management is an important means of minimizing the number of lawsuits an employer faces and increasing the likelihood of success when suit is filed.