Moses & Singer

Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits

The rapidly developing area of labor and employment law presents a daunting array of challenges for employers and senior management of public and private companies. We help our clients achieve their goals by counseling them on how to manage risk and ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.  The Group takes a holistic approach to counseling clients by working closely with practitioners from the firm’s other core practice groups, including Tax, Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Healthcare, Global Outsourcing and Procurement, Litigation, Business Reorganization/Bankruptcy and Privacy/Cybersecurity.

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Aerospace Healthcare
Automotive Hospitality
Biotech Manufacturing
Chemical Not-for-Profit
Defense Pharmaceuticals
Energy Professional Services
Finance Real Estate
Food/Food Service Technology
Government Telecommunications

Navigating the Maze of Labor and Employment Regulations

Moses & Singer’s Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits Group advises and advocates on all aspects of federal, state and local labor and employment laws, including, at the federal level:

  • National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • Age Discrimination in Employment (ADEA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA)
  • Group Health Continuation Coverage (COBRA)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Planning, Managing and Resolving Employment Issues

The services offered by the Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Group cover:

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Overview

The rapidly developing area of labor and employment law presents a daunting array of challenges for employers and senior management of public and private companies. We help our clients achieve their goals by counseling them on how to manage risk and ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.  The Group takes a holistic approach to counseling clients by working closely with practitioners from the firm’s other core practice groups, including Tax, Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Healthcare, Global Outsourcing and Procurement, Litigation, Business Reorganization/Bankruptcy and Privacy/Cybersecurity.

Related Industry Experience

Aerospace Healthcare
Automotive Hospitality
Biotech Manufacturing
Chemical Not-for-Profit
Defense Pharmaceuticals
Energy Professional Services
Finance Real Estate
Food/Food Service Technology
Government Telecommunications

Navigating the Maze of Labor and Employment Regulations

Moses & Singer’s Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits Group advises and advocates on all aspects of federal, state and local labor and employment laws, including, at the federal level:

  • National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • Age Discrimination in Employment (ADEA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA)
  • Group Health Continuation Coverage (COBRA)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)

Planning, Managing and Resolving Employment Issues

The services offered by the Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Group cover:

Planning & Structuring Employment & Compensation Agreements

  • Advising executives and independent contractors on the drafting and negotiating of executive employment agreements, compensation arrangements, independent contractor agreements, nonqualified deferred compensation, noncompetition, nonsolicitation and confidentiality agreements and severance arrangements;
  • Designing, drafting and implementing qualified retirement plans, nonqualified plans and employee health and welfare plans and programs (ERISA and non-ERISA);
  • Designing incentive-based and stock-based compensation programs;
  • Advising compensation committees on executive pay and corporate governance, including Section 409A issues;
  • Advising on the federal, state, local and international tax aspects of employee compensation and benefits;
  • Advising multinational companies on cross-border employment and employee benefits issues

Ongoing HR Management & Policies

  • Advising employers on hiring, managing and discharging employees; performance evaluations, job descriptions, compliance with federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws and workers’ compensation statutes;
  • Preparing and maintaining personnel manuals and employer policy statements;
  • Assisting clients with the design, implementation and defense of policies, including policies on mandatory arbitration of employment claims, document retention and confidentiality, e-mail and internet use, and protection of proprietary information and company work product;
  • Advising on the proper classification of employees, including exempt, non-exempt and independent contractors

Resolution of Employment-Based Disputes

  • Litigation, arbitration and mediation before state and federal courts, arbitration panels, agencies and before administrative tribunals (both state and local levels as well as their international equivalents) including:
    • American Arbitration Association (AAA)
    • Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service (JAMS)
    • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
    • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
    • U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
    • National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
    • Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)
  • Representing clients in enforcing and defending litigation involving noncompetition, nondisclosure and employment agreements; designing intellectual property and trade secret protection plans;
  • Representing management in federal and state court, arbitration panels and before government agencies regarding claims alleging wrongful discharge on the basis of race, gender, age, disability, harassment, hostile work environment and retaliation claims;
  • Counseling clients on federal and state wage and hour laws, including the FLSA and the Wage Theft Prevention Act, and representing clients in federal and state Department of Labor investigations/audits regarding alleged violations of these and other employment laws;
  • Advising on plan funding and conduct plan terminations under Title IV of ERISA;
  • Obtaining ruling exemption and opinion letters from the IRS, DOL and PBGC;
  • Advising fiduciaries on compliance issues and representing them in contested benefits claims

Management of Labor & Union Relationships

  • Representing employers in collective bargaining negotiations and administration;
  • Performing due diligence and negotiating labor, employment and employee benefits aspects of major corporate transactions, such as M&A;
  • Within an M&A transaction, redesigning and harmonizing of labor relations and compensation strategies and employee benefit plans to align treatment of employees of the acquired entity with those of the buyer

Special Situations

  • Conducting internal investigations, including allegations of discrimination and leaks of confidential information;
  • Guiding employers through plant closings, reductions-in-force, and Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act compliance issues

For more information please contact us.

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