Counseling Employers to make the Best Personnel Decisions
We advise companies on the potential legal risks and likely business impacts of employment decisions on a daily basis. Common areas of advice involve terminations, hiring, discipline, compensation, medical accommodation requests, collective bargaining, mandatory arbitration agreements, union avoidance, policies, manager trainings, equal pay laws, and new employment laws. Recently, we have guided clients through a variety of solutions to the legal perils that have resulted from remote work and the labor shortage.
Litigation & Arbitration
We have extensive experience in state courts, federal courts and arbitrations in various jurisdictions involving discrimination, wage & hour, class action, and other employment-based claims. We also have extensive experience before state and federal regulatory agencies such as the state and federal departments of labor, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination and Rhode Island Commission for Human Rights. The unique experience of our employment attorneys not only provides rigorous defense against the claims by employees, but also provides wholistic advice to clients as to how to lessen the negative impacts of employment litigation on the employer and existing workforce.
Noncompetition, Trade Secrets, & Mandatory Arbitration Agreements
We draft and implement employment contracts and restrictive covenant agreements to protect an employer’s goodwill, trade secrets and confidential information. We also have drafted and implemented multi-state mandatory arbitration programs to minimize employer risk and to ensure employers end up in the most favorable forum should a dispute arise.
In the restrictive covenant context, we defend and prosecute lawsuits concerning the enforcement and validity of non-competition, non-disclosure, non-poach and non-solicitation agreements, and we have the resources to bring the full weight of our litigation team to bear on emergency requests for injunctive relief and the immediate gathering of forensic data, both of which are often critical components to achieving a timely and advantageous result in this type of litigation.
We offer an extensive selection of manager trainings designed to prevent employee claims from arising, and to provide protection for the company when mistakes happen. Our popular trainings include manager harassment and discrimination prevention training; manager issue spotting (medical accommodations and whistleblowing); manager union avoidance; illegal interview questions and hiring best practices; human resources training – investigation best practices; and human resources training – medical accommodations and leave requests.
PSH is ranked as a leading firm in the practice of Employment & Labor Chambers USA America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. We’re also recognized as a Metropolitan Tier 1 Law Firm by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in the areas of Employment Law-Management and Labor & Employment Litigation.