Labor and Employment

Government regulation of the workplace and the expanding litigation of employment disputes have resulted in tremendous expansion in the labor and employment fields of law.  No longer is the labor and employment area concerned solely with union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, and arbitrations.  Now this field concerns almost every aspect of the employment relationship.  To meet the ever expanding and changing developments in labor and employment Wood & Lamping assists our clients in almost every type of labor and employment dispute.

We advise and represent clients in traditional labor matters in both the private and public sectors — including labor organizing campaigns, collective bargaining agreement negotionations (including SERB impasse procedures), labor arbitrations, and unfair labor practice disputes.

We also advise, consult and represent our clients regarding compliance with equal employment opportunity laws, wage and hour laws, the Americans with Disability Act and state handicap laws, workers’ compensation statutes, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act and state workplace safety laws, the Employment Retirement Income Security Act and other relevant federal and state laws addressing workplace matters.  We represent our clients before the numerous Federal and State agencies with jurisdiction over employment.

We assist our clients in creating employment agreements, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, severance agreements, employment manuals, drug and alcohol testing policies and other workplace related documents.  We also provide training to our clients to assist with compliance with the law.  In addition we also represent and defend our clients when their policies, agreements, programs or decisions become the subject of government inquiry and private lawsuit.