Labor and Employment
SFMS has a significant and eclectic practice in the field of labor and employment matters. The Firm has represented individuals, companies, governmental entities and other employers, as well as labor organizations, in a wide range employment and labor litigation, as well as other matters. SFMS attorneys have extensive experience counseling and representing their clients in litigation, as well as other disputes and challenges, regarding ERISA and employment benefits, federal and state wage & hour laws, questions regarding H1N1 (swine) flu workforce resources, immigration, international employment, labor-management relations, noncompetition agreements and trade secrets, occupational safety and health, equal employment and affirmative action matters, workplace safety, changes, reductions-in-force and training.
The Firm's attorneys have negotiated collective bargaining agreements, appeared before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other fair employment practice agencies, as well as before various mediation and arbitration panels that specialize in employment and labor issues. SFMS has vast experience working on a diverse array of employment and labor cases, including cases involving age, defamation, gender, gender dysphoria, race and sexual orientation discrimination, ERISA and benefits matters, breach of contract claims, and wage/hour claims. SFMS and its attorneys also have served as lead counsel in a number of wage/hour class actions, as well as discrimination and other employment class actions. In those cases in which the Firm has represented plaintiffs, it has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Finally, the Firm serves as national labor counsel for several select employers and also is pleased to count several local and international labor organizations among its clients.