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Affirmative Action/OFCCP Compliance
Companies can gain tremendous benefits and numerous opportunities from government contracts. Littler helps employers comply with the vast network of procedures that accompany these sought-after contracts.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Knowing the challenges and rewards of ADR, Littler attorneys work with clients to decide what works best for them.
A case may be won or lost at trial, but often a further test of a successful law firm is whether it can prevail on appeal.
With employers increasingly relying on background checks, we guide employers through the myriad of rules.
No matter what the economic climate, our attorneys have experience helping smooth the process for clients going through major corporate transactions and restructurings.
Littler is highly experienced in employment class actions, defending clients in hundreds of wage/hour, discrimination and other work-related disputes.
With clients that include both national and local construction industry trade associations and employers in every sector of this diverse industry, our attorneys understand the particular legal issues confronting today’s construction workplace.
Discrimination and Harassment
Littler’s exclusive focus on employment law permits us to have a select group of attorneys who focus their practice on federal and state equal employment opportunity laws and the nuanced issues that arise under them.
Diversity and Inclusion Client Services
Littler helps employers at every stage of the process, designing diversity and inclusion programs, reviewing and revising them, and defending them when challenged in court.
eDiscovery is one of the most significant developments in the legal world in recent years, literally transforming every aspect of evidence in litigation and information management in the workplace.
Littler is nationally recognized for taking a practical solutions-oriented approach to assisting its employee benefits clients.
Employment Practices Audits
Audits are an important tool to evaluate legal compliance, create proactive protections and provide people and HR development.
We help companies maneuver increasingly complex federal and state employment tax regulations, dealing with issues such as employers’ increased use of independent contractors and temporary workers.
ERISA and Benefit Plan Litigation
We have knowledge in every facet of employee benefits, from retirement plan design, administration and governance to multiple and multiemployer plan issues, ERISA compliance, fiduciary issues, and litigation.
Ethics, Compliance and Investigations
At Littler, we understand that mitigating workplace risks includes not only compliance with labor and employment laws, but also maintaining a culture of compliance and strong ethical values.
This complex area of law is more than salary and benefits, it encompasses tax issues, non-qualified deferred compensation, stock option backdating and shareholder issues, among other contingencies.
Food and Beverage Manufacturing
Littler has the legal and practical knowledge as well as the know-how necessary to guide and assist food and beverage industry clients in addressing their most difficult and complex employment and labor law challenges.
Global Mobility and Immigration
In the complex and fluid arena of U.S. immigration policy, international and U.S. companies face aggressive government enforcement and a rash of new laws.
Government contracts can offer many business advantages, but they also involve complex requirements and costly risks, many of which relate to a contractor’s workforce.
Healthcare employers are facing major challenges, dealing with increased federal scrutiny and a surge of class actions, retaliation lawsuits and other litigation.
Colleges and universities are impacted by complicated human resources and legal issues that have become even more challenging in recent years.
Hiring, Performance Management and Termination
Littler attorneys work with clients daily to manage any issues that may arise during the employment lifecycle. From hiring to termination, employers are at risk for any missteps that could lead to litigation or other charges.
International Employment Law
Through an integrated worldwide strategy, Littler brings together practitioners experienced in local and cross-border labor and employment matters to provide seamless client service across national boundaries.
Labor Management Relations
Labor law has been a cornerstone of Littler’s practice since the firm’s inception nearly 70 years ago.
Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation
Managing employee absences, leave entitlements and requests for disability accommodation is a central obligation – and challenge – for employers, large and small.
Legislative and Regulatory Practice
We help you stay abreast of changes to the laws that regulate the workplace by monitoring, tracking and reporting on legislation, regulations, federal agency activity and Executive Orders that impact the labor and employment landscape.
Litigation and Trials
When faced with litigation, employers need a comprehensive winning strategy. Littler’s Litigation and Trial Practice Group has talented, experienced litigators who know how to position and try cases.
Policies, Procedures and Handbooks
A company’s policies and procedures are essential to its operations. Littler attorneys ensure your policies and procedures are consistent with your goals and corporate culture and compliant with laws and regulations.
Our wealth of experience gained from representing the full range of local to international retailers provides practical and effective solutions to the complex workplace problems that retailers most commonly face.
Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation
The use of robotics in the workplace is no longer a science fiction concept. In fact, robotics is the fastest growing industry in the world, poised to become the largest in the next decade.
Staffing and Contingent Workers
Littler has deep bench strength nationally representing both consumers and providers of staffing services or other contingent workers.
Training - Compliance, Ethics, Leadership
Littler makes the extra effort in serving its clients. Nowhere is that more apparent than in the vast network of employment training and coaching services we provide employers through our training practice.
Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets
A company’s trade secrets, proprietary information and business relationships are among its most valuable assets. In today’s fluid economy, protecting these essential resources is critical to maintaining a company’s competitive edge.
Wage and Hour
Our innovative strategies prevent and limit employer's exposure in every type of wage and hour claim.
Whistleblowing and Retaliation
New legislation and regulation providing expansive protections for whistleblowers has caused a surge in government investigations and retaliation and whistleblower lawsuits by employees.
Littler is able to handle workers’ compensation claims swiftly, economically and with our client’s best interests in mind.
Workplace Privacy and Data Security
Workplace privacy has become a growing concern for employers as new technologies enter the workplace and legislation and case law in the area becomes more complex.
Workplace Safety and Health (OSHA & MSHA)
One of the most important responsibilities for employers is providing a safe and healthy workplace for their employees.