Employment & Labor

While our aggressive litigation staff is always at the ready, the attorneys of Partridge Snow & Hahn LLP pride themselves on providing practical, cost-effective solutions to our clients’ human resources needs, focusing on allowing our clients to attain their business objectives and goals while minimizing the risks of human resources conflicts.


Prevention Counseling 

We advise clients on a daily basis on the potential impact of employment decisions in the areas of pre-employment inquiries, hiring, benefits, leaves of absence, discipline, policies, drug testing, discrimination issues and terminations.



Litigation and Arbitration

Our litigation staff has extensive experience in both state and federal court, and before regulatory agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Rhode Island Human Rights Commission, and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.



Non-competition and Trade Secrets

We negotiate, draft and implement employment contracts, policies, handbooks and separation agreements as well as defend and prosecute lawsuits concerning the enforcement and validity of non-competition, non-disclosure and non-solicitation agreements.



Employee Benefits

We counsel clients concerning the federal and state tax and employee benefit implications of business decisions, provide technical ERISA/employee benefits assistance in business planning, and assist in regulatory compliance for employee benefit plans.



Union

We represent employers in union matters, including union avoidance and union organizing drives, disputes before the National Labor Relations Board, grievance and arbitration matters, and collective-bargaining negotiations and contract administration.



Training

Through in-house seminars and Client Alerts, we keep our clients abreast of the latest legal rulings and trends and educate management and human resource professionals in the practical application of the law to the most common and problematic human resources issues.