EMPLOYMENT LAW

PCT Law Group’s employment practice handles the full gamut of legal issues arising from the employer-employee relationship. Whether serving in an advisory capacity or as litigation counsel, our talented team of labor and employment attorneys delivers results.

As employment counsel to businesses across a broad spectrum of industries, we understand that every client is different. As such, we place great emphasis on getting to know the specific business needs of each of our clients. We do not provide “cookie cutter” employment advice or adopt a “one size fits all” approach to working with our clients on employment matters. Instead, we formulate strategies that are tailor-made to each of our client’s specific business objectives.

Proactive Employment Advice

We recognize that an employer’s best defense against employment-related litigation is the preparedness and foresight of its employment counsel. By working with our clients before litigation arises, our attorneys can develop and implement employment policies and practices to prevent potentially disruptive court action. Through candid advice, email alerts on important legal developments in employment law, and educational seminars on current employment issues, we mitigate the risk of employment-related disputes.

Skilled Employment Litigators

If an employment dispute does arise, PCT Law Group’s employment attorneys have substantial litigation experience before both federal and state courts, as well as administrative agencies. We represent clients through all phases of employment litigation on matters including employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information, wage and hour disputes, restrictive covenants (e.g., non-competition and non-solicitation clauses), and a myriad of other employment-related torts.

While we are well-regarded for our aggressive, bulldog approach to litigation, we are attuned to the fact that protracted litigation is costly. With this reality in mind, our employment attorneys balance assertiveness with economic pragmatism. As we recognize that a “win” can come in the courtroom or through an amicable resolution, we never lose sight of the big picture — efficient and effective representation.

REPRESENTATIVE EMPLOYMENT LAW COUNSELING LEGAL SERVICES

  • Drafting and negotiating offer letters, employment contracts, restrictive covenants (e.g., non-compete, non-solicitation, and confidentiality provisions), independent contractor agreements, separation agreements, severance agreements, and all other documents that have an impact on the employment relationship
  • Providing legal counsel on issues arising under federal employment statutes (e.g., Title VII, Executive Order 11246, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, the Equal Pay Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act) as well as state and local employment laws and regulations
  • Conducting workplace investigations
  • Investigating and responding to EEO complaints
  • Drafting, reviewing, and revising personnel policies and employee handbooks
  • Advising on hiring, attendance, promotions, demotions, discipline, and termination protocols
  • Advising on best practices with respect to discrimination, harassment, and accommodations
  • Auditing policies relating to trade secrets to ascertain the types of information afforded protection under state and federal law and to devise and implement preventive strategies against misappropriation
  • Counseling on wage and hour regulations
  • Conducting workplace training on relevant employment issues such as compliance with Title VII and discriminatory employment practices

REPRESENTATIVE EMPLOYMENT LAW LITIGATION EXPERIENCES

  • Successfully represented a Fortune 50 company in a FLSA case, resulting in dismissal
  • Successfully represented a Fortune 100 company in a FMLA and ADEA case, resulting in dismissal
  • Successfully represented a Fortune 100 company in a case involving Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and § 1981 Civil Rights claims, resulting in the dismissal of the case
  • Successfully represented a Fortune Global 500 company in multiple employment actions, resulting in the dismissal of both cases on summary judgment
  • Successfully represented a Fortune 250 company in an employment action, resulting in dismissal on summary judgment
  • Successfully represented a large investment bank in an action to enforce a covenant not to compete against an executive who left to work with a rival bank
  • Successfully represented a major accounting firm in an employment discrimination action brought by a terminated accountant with Tourette’s Syndrome alleging violation of the ADA
  • Successfully represented corporate clients in actions against former employees for misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary