Labor & Employment

This type of law mediates the relationship between employees, employers, trade unions and the government.

AREAS OF SERVICE

  • Administrative law agency
  • Affirmative Action – Executive Order 11246
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Civil Rights §1983 Claims
  • Class action defense
  • COBRA
  • Collective bargaining
  • Discrimination claims – Title VII
  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Employee benefits
  • Employment contracts
  • Employment practices liability insurance
  • Equal Pay Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Handbooks and personnel policies
  • Immigration
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • National Labor Relations Act
  • Non-competition agreements
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • Older Workers Benefits Protection Act
  • Professional Employer Organizations (“PEO’s”)
  • Retaliation claims
  • Unemployment
  • Unfair labor practice charges
  • WARN Act
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Workplace violence
  • Wrongful discharge

Firm Qualifications

Franklin & Prokopik believes our clients are best served through preventive measures such as careful policy drafting and effective training. To that end, we are often on-site with employers, identifying ways to strengthen personnel policies and providing innovative solutions to workplace challenges. In addition, we provide training to supervisors and managers on a wide array of topics, including sexual harassment, unlawful discrimination, workplace investigations and violence in the workplace.

Even with the most careful planning, employers cannot entirely avoid litigation. Our attorneys have extensive experience in all phases of litigation — from administrative agency proceedings to litigation in state and federal courts. Our attorneys are keenly aware of the potential pitfalls in administrative investigations and regularly assist employers in responding to Department of Labor, EEOC, NLRB, and OSHA audits and investigations at the federal, state and local levels.

Additional Resources

The firm’s quarterly newsletter, Employment Law Quarterly, is distributed to those interested in labor and employment issues. Additionally, the firm hosts an annual labor and employment seminar each November.