Employment Law Practice Group
Preti Flaherty’s Employment Law Group helps employers of all sizes develop and implement sound policies that meet the needs of a constantly evolving workplace. Bringing a distinguished level of experience and knowledge, employers look to our team for guidance on day-to day employment and labor relations issues, and, when needed, representation before state and federal agencies and courts.
Working side-by-side with our clients, we develop, implement, and communicate workplace strategies that allow employers to avoid potentially damaging situations. Our attorneys provide general counsel across the full spectrum of employment issues, including:
- Hiring and termination policies
- Development of employee manuals
- Compliance laws and disputes relating to leave issues, wage and hour compliance, and reasonable accommodation requests
- Non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements
- Executive compensation agreements
- Internal investigations and discrimination complaints
- Workplace training seminars
- Litigation and risk management
- Business immigration
Our employment law team of more than a dozen attorneys serves as trusted advisors to our clients across New England. We regularly provide management teams and human resources professionals with educational trainings and workshops on latest developing issues impacting today’s workplace. We take pride in being at the forefront of evolving industry trends and fast-paced regulatory changes. For more than two decades, employers in Maine and New Hampshire have relied on Preti Flaherty’s Annual Employment Law Summit for updates on new legal developments and practical guidance on issues like employee discipline and discharge, accommodation requests, and avoiding litigation. For more details on this year’s summit on October 7, visit www.preti.com.
With a proven record of success, our employment litigators regularly defend employers in state and federal courts and before state and federal agencies governing equal employment opportunity and labor relations. When claims of discrimination, retaliation, or harassment arise, our litigators partner with their clients to create a powerful defense strategy and craft a thoughtful and practical solution that will protect client interests while following the letter of the law.
Organized workforces present their own unique challenges to employers. Our employment litigators have represented management teams before the National Labor Relations Board in unfair practice charges and union election proceedings. We can also assist with arbitrations, negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, union organizing and decertification, discipline and discharge cases, labor disputes, picket lines and strikes, and grievance proceedings.