Labor & Employment

Laws Affecting Businesses and Workers

Labor and employment law covers a complex network of laws that control how employers must treat employees, former employees, and applicants for employment. WHGC assists national, international and multi-national, as well as private and public sector employers, in all aspects of the employer/employee relationship, from pre-hire to post-termination.

Our lawyers have significant experience in interpreting and construing state, federal, and international statutes and case law in areas involving:

  • Employment discrimination
  • Affirmative action
  • Sexual harassment
  • Employee benefits
  • Whistleblower (Qui Tam)
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Employment contracts
  • Defamation
  • Invasion of privacy
  • Breach of non-compete and confidentiality agreements
  • The Americans With Disabilities Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act
  • The Federal Employer's Liability Act
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • Administrative claims filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  • Special laws governing municipal employment

The labor and employment law attorneys of WHGC provide sound, practical and proactive legal advice in order to assist you with avoiding litigation and other adversarial proceedings. Our attorneys are always focused on creative, cost-effective solutions for our clients. We encourage and have successfully used alternative dispute resolution methods, including facilitative mediation and arbitration to minimize the time and costs related to resolving labor and employment law disputes.

However, if litigation becomes necessary, our trial lawyers will be fully prepared to represent your interest in any court. Our firm has extensive experience in large-scale, complex litigation involving multinational companies. (For lists of our firm's past clients and cases, please visit our Representative Clients page).

Contact Our Lawyers

To set up a consultation with one of our lawyers, please contact us. All legal consultations are strictly confidential under attorney-client privilege.