Labor & Employment

Falcon Rappaport & Berkman LLP (FRB) recognizes that the quality of legal representation and advocacy reflects not only on the client but on the client’s brand and reputation within its industry and community. As such, FRB attorneys consider the sensitivities of each client and take a preventive, holistic approach to employment matters, issues, and concerns.

We represent employers in every phase and aspect of the employment relationship. When necessary, FRB attorneys protect and defend the rights and interests of employers before federal and state courts and administrative agencies at the federal, state, and local levels.

FRB’s Labor & Employment Practice Group advises and represents clients on matters related to:

  • Agency Audits, Investigations, and Hearings
  • Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Class and Collective Actions
  • COVID-19 Policies, Practices, and Procedures
  • Employment Law
  • Executive Compensation & Agreements
  • Fair Employment Practices
  • Hiring, Firing, and Reductions-in-Force
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Litigation, Trials, and Appeals
  • Traditional Labor/Management Relations
  • Training
  • Wage and Hour
  • Worker Classification
  • Workplace Policies, Procedures, Postings, and Handbooks
  • Workplace Safety & Health

Cognizant that not all employers hire employees conversant in the English language, FRB provides its clients with workplace postings, notices, policies, and procedures in specific languages not otherwise promulgated or made available by federal, state or local agencies. The availability and accessibility of such documents serve as further indicia of an employer’s good faith efforts to comply with applicable laws and regulations at no additional cost or expense to our clients. Such efforts have resulted in the reduction — if not the elimination — of damages and civil penalties to our clients before courts and administrative agencies.

FRB’s goal is to educate and keep its clients updated and in compliance with all applicable laws and developments to prevent any employer from unnecessarily “falling through the legal cracks.” Federal, state, and local executive, legislative, administrative, and judicial pronouncements, enactments, and decisions are ever-changing. As such, workplace policies, procedures, and practices once deemed lawful and enforceable must continually be reviewed and revised for an employer to maintain compliance with all applicable laws. FRB attorneys perform this service for all clients and monitor such developments on a daily basis.

FRB attorneys work for their clients and not the clients for FRB. A simple but not simplistic founding principle and ethos that permeates our practice.

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