Representing Companies And Government Entities
The employer-employee relationship is both symbiotic and adversarial, and the rights and obligations of all parties are governed by complex laws and numerous agencies at the state and federal levels. Navigating and resolving these conflicts requires legal counsel with a comprehensive understanding of the law and the legal forums in which they are addressed. Shepherd, Finkelman, Miller & Shah, LLP (SFMS) maintains a significant and diverse practice in labor and employment matters, serving clients throughout the United States and internationally.
SFMS has represented companies, government entities and other employers, as well as individual employees, labor organizations and plaintiff groups, in employment and labor litigation, regulatory compliance and a wide range of related matters. Our labor and employment law attorneys practice extensively in Connecticut, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, but we have multiple offices throughout the United States and our attorneys regularly litigate these matters in state and federal courts nationwide. Through our affiliated law firms in Europe, we also serve overseas employers and labor unions, as well as U.S. companies with legal interests abroad, in corresponding legal proceedings.
Comprehensive Services In Employment Litigation And Labor Law
Several of our veteran litigators began their careers as labor attorneys, and our legal team has substantial experience as both plaintiff and defense counsel in employment-related dispute resolution and litigation.
SFMS attorneys are experienced with the full gamut of labor and employment matters, including counsel and representation for:
- Affirmative action and equal employment opportunity
- Discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination
- ERISA and employment benefits disputes
- Excessive fee litigation
- International employment and immigration
- Labor-management relations
- Misclassification of independent contractors
- Non-competition agreements and trade secrets
- Occupational safety and health
- Training and policy development
- Wage and hour violations
- Workforce reductions
Our labor and employment lawyers have negotiated collective bargaining agreements before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and other fair employment practice agencies, as well as before various mediation and arbitration panels that specialize in employment and labor issues.
SFMS and its attorneys also have served as lead counsel in a number of class action and collective litigation cases involving wage and hour disputes, workplace discrimination and other employment matters. In those cases in which SFMS has represented plaintiffs (employees or unions), it has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Finally, our firm serves as national labor counsel for several select employers and also is pleased to count several local and international labor organizations among our clients.