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.
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.
K&L Gates Global Workplace Safety team has extensive experience with advising employers and businesses in relation to workplace safety requirements in a number of jurisdictions, assisting in the event of workplace incidents, and dealing with regulators and investigators to reduce the impact of incidents, associated insurance claims, business disruption and reputational risks.
We work with our clients to navigate the jurisdictional differences in workplace safety laws in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia to give employers and their management an insight into conducting business safely in those jurisdictions.
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.
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.
We assist our clients in attaining that goal by providing counsel on the increasingly technical requirements of employment laws, regulations, and court decisions.
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 understand how to handle small statutory and contract wage disputes in an efficient manner and how to manage complex class actions.