Employment Litigation and Counseling

 

EMPLOYMENT LITIGATION

At Dhillon Law Group, we provide the skill and experience to assist our clients in resolving and litigating all types of employment and labor disputes, including misclassification as an independent contractor, wage/hour, wrongful termination, hostile work environment, and discrimination claims.  We represent both employers and employees, and work closely with our clients to ensure that we pursue claims and defenses that closely align with our client’s goals.  We provide thorough case analysis and develop creative approaches to the litigation process throughout the life of the case.  We are able to skillfully negotiate resolutions to many matters prior to litigation, as well as aggressively represent our clients in court, arbitration, and mediation.

Employer-Side Litigation

We work with many types of employers, from early-stage start-ups to well-established companies, representing their interests in labor and employment disputes.  When an employer is served with a lawsuit or receives a demand from an employee or former employee, we respond promptly and efficiently to analyze the situation and provide a roadmap for the best course of action.  Through consistent communication with our clients, we advise on the amount of risk associated with claims, and ensure that our strategy continues to align with the company’s business goals as the matter progresses.

When possible, we skillfully negotiate on behalf of the employer to achieve a desirable result before company time and money is spent in court. When a lawsuit becomes necessary, our attorneys provide aggressive and competent representationby pursuing the most effective defenses and ensuring that the company’s rights are protected throughout the process.

Employee-Side Litigation

Individuals come to us for assistance with many employment-related issues, including when they have been wrongfully misclassified as an independent contractor, discriminated against by their employer, wrongfully terminated, or refused their fair and lawful wages. Our attorneys are well-versed in employment and labor law and have helped countless clients recover what they are entitled to, or pursue damages when they have been wronged.

As an employee seeking our assistance, your claims will be thoroughly analyzed, and our attorneys will craft an aggressive approach based on those claims.  When possible and desirable by you, we work to negotiate resolution of the dispute with your employer prior to filing a lawsuit, to save you the costs and life-disruption inevitable in litigation.  From negotiating with your employer to serving demand letters and filing lawsuits, we will aggressively represent your interests to ensure that you recover all that you are entitled to under the law. We have secured millions of dollars in settlements for employees in recent years.

EMPLOYMENT COUNSELING

Employers do not typically set out to break the law. However, given the complexity and ever-changing nature of labor and employment laws and regulations at the federal, state, and local level, employers sometimes fail to realize that the actions they are taking could subject them to liability. Our attorneys provide a wide range of services to assist employers in navigating these often muddy waters, and in staying abreast of developments in the law.

Compliance Counseling

Our attorneys advise companies on what it takes to comply with federal, state, and local employment laws, in order to increase workplace efficiency and prevent costly and protracted litigation. We offer practical solutions that are tailored to our clients’ needs. We take a preventative approach to compliance counseling, including by helping employers draft and review employee handbooks and contracts; conduct anti-discrimination and anti-harassment training; and evaluate and update existing policies and procedures regarding employee relations, to ensure best practices across all aspects of personnel management. We help our clients develop practices that foster strong employee relations, protect critical assets, and meet business staffing needs. DLG is proactive in assessing and mitigating litigation risks, and developing plans to address and prevent against those risks, so that you can focus on your business.

From Hiring to Firing

DLG advises clients on all phases of the employment cycle – from recruitment to termination. We assist clients in the preparation of offer letters, employment agreements, arbitration agreements, and confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements. We support our clients by drafting performance evaluation forms, assisting in the implementation of performance improvement plans (PIPs), and advising clients on appropriate discipline. And when the time comes, we are also experienced in guiding clients through the termination of the employee-employer relationship, whether the separation is voluntary or due to misconduct, poor performance, or layoff.

Executive Compensation

DLG represents both executives and companies in negotiations regarding employee compensation. Employers want to recruit and retain top talent, and we regularly advise both parties on what to expect. We advise on the labor and employment implications of stock options and purchases, asset acquisitions, deferred compensation, and other business transactions. We help companies establish attractive and balanced compensation and incentive plans that protect and promote the company’s goals, while also attracting and rewarding the best candidates. We help executives critically analyze their compensation packages and ensure that they are being appropriately compensated for their work.

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