*With an Administrative Office in Cave Creek & Phoenix, Arizona

 

Our Milwaukee Office

342 N. Water Street 
Suite 600
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(o) 414.323.6337

 

Our Chicago Office

Willis Tower 
233 S. Wacker Drive
22nd Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
(o) 312.291.8299

 

Finding common sense solutions to business, labor and human resource issues at an affordable price.™

Traditional Labor Relations for Management

  • National Labor Relations Board matters
  • Union avoidance training and legal advice
  • Representation in R-case procedures, hearings, elections and appeals
  • Legal representation in union-free campaigns
  • Unfair labor practices defense
  • Union negotiations collective bargaining
  • Multiemployer and coordinated bargaining
  • Strike management and legal advice
  • Strikes and picketing injunctive relief
  • Picket line violence defense
  • Labor contract interpretation and administration
  • Grievances and arbitration
  • Defense against union corporate campaigns
  • Industry specific labor law matters

Discrimination, Retaliation and Civil Rights

  • Equal employment opportunity policy development and training
  • Defense of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment charges and lawsuits
  • Defense of  disability discrimination, accommodation, and access charges and lawsuits
  • Harassment training and policy development
  • Defense of harassment charges and lawsuits
  • Federal contractor OFCCP audit and compliance
  • Affirmative action plan advise and development

Employment Policies, Contracts and Training

  • Employment counsel and advice before, after, and during the employment relationship
  • Management training regarding hiring, firing, discipline and discrimination
  • Wage and hour and employee benefit and leave advice
  • Criminal and credit background check issues
  • Review and drafting employee handbooks, policies, corporate codes of conduct, and other policies and programs
  • Drafting employment contracts, independent contractor and employee leasing agreements
  • Developing alternative dispute resolution programs, including mandatory mediation and arbitration procedures

Workplace Health and Safety Compliance

  • Advice on OSHA and other safety standards (STAA, MSHA, etc.), compliance and reporting requirements
  • Development of compliance programs for specific industries and regulations
  • Developing safety and health programs and policies
  • Employee training on OSHA safety measures and other employment law matters
  • Obtaining qualification for voluntary protection programs
  • Responding to catastrophic accidents, involving injury and death
  • Managing property and personal injury liability and insurance issues
  • Investigating and responding to safety citations and claims
  • Representation at on-site inspections and during management interviews with the government
  • Informal conferences with local area OSHA offices
  • Negotiation of settlement agreements
  • Defense and appeal of cases involving safety  and health before administrative law judges and courts of appealdefending against safety
  • Related retaliation and whistleblower claims

Wages, Hours Benefits and Leave

  • Federal and State wage and hour claims and lawsuits
  • Class and collective action wage and hour lawsuits
  • Benefits policies, practices, claims and lawsuits
  • Leave Policies, practices, claims and lawsuits
  • Federal and state prevailing wage act compliance, claims and lawsuits
  • Misclassification and independent contract issues and lawsuits

Trade Secrets, Proprietary Information, Restrictive Covenants and Asset Protection

  • Drafting and enforcing restrictive covenants  (non-compete, non-disclosure, non-solicitation clauses)
  • Drafting and enforcing IP and proprietary assets (trade secrets, patents, copyrights, trademarks)
  • Temporary restraining orders and preliminary and permanent injunctive relief

Employment Benefits, ERISA and Executive Compensation

  • Litigation related to qualified and nonqualified retirement plans
  • Multiemployer withdrawal liability litigation
  • ERISA contribution audit and lawsuit defense
  • Executive compensation plans
  • Taft Hartley pension and health and welfare design, creation, litigation, and termination

Business Immigration Services

  • Non-immigrant work related visas
  • Intercompany transferee visas
  • Treaty investor/trader visas
  • I-9 compliance and defense