The growing complexity of employment law has made it difficult for companies to comply fully with industry regulations. Companies need to understand and manage issues including sexual harassment, age discrimination and hostile working conditions, and avoid liability related to pension plans and healthcare delivery. Tightened immigration laws for companies hiring key international staff must be considered, as should the protection of confidential and proprietary information, critical assets and customer relationships.
McCarter assists company management in making informed decisions that are in full compliance with employment law. The firm is fully prepared to create cost-effective strategies and defend companies in court and before administrative agencies.
The firm negotiates labor contracts, assists in their administration and handles grievance and interest arbitrations. It works on ERISA issues for employers managing their pensions, retiree benefits and severance plans. Our attorneys work with both Fortune 500 and mid-cap companies to obtain visas for foreign nationals and advise on related tax matters, and we are thoroughly familiar with constructing and defending employee restrictive covenant agreements. The firm handles litigation ranging from single-plaintiff cases to class actions challenging company-wide and nationwide policies.