Employment Counseling: Jennifer regularly advises clients on compliance with a variety of federal and state laws. She assists clients in developing and implementing employment policies; strategizing for lay-offs; determining disability accommodations; and drafting and negotiating executive employment, restrictive covenants, service, severance, and settlement agreements. Jennifer has significant experience in conducting internal investigations and performing company-wide audits of employee classifications to ensure compliance with federal and state wage and hour laws. In addition, she assists clients by reviewing and revising employee handbooks and other policies and procedures including compensation practices, leave administration, and discipline/termination procedures. Jennifer regularly conducts equal employment opportunity and harassment and wage and hour compliance training for clients.
Recently she has worked on matters pertaining to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Title VII, Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Act of 1866, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), and various other state and federal laws.
Employment Litigation: Jennifer represents and defends employers against claims of employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation before the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, state agencies, and state and federal courts. She also defends employers against claims of violations of wage and hour laws. She represents companies in commercial litigation matters concerning contract disputes, restrictive covenants, unfair competition, business conspiracy, misappropriation of trade secrets, and computer fraud and theft.
Labor and Employee Benefits: Jennifer also counsels clients in a variety of matters relating to union organizing, unfair labor practice charges and employee benefits. She has significant experience in conducting union avoidance training.