Bartlett’s attorneys advise our business clientele on matters with respect to wage/hour disputes, employee misclassification, employment policies and procedures, termination, and compliance with state and federal laws. Our practice is comprehensive, covering business strategy as well as litigation before governmental bodies and in the courts.
We encourage a proactive approach that maximizes risk avoidance and enables our clients to engage in preventive maintenance as to the overall management of employee relations. Our expertise regarding issues of compliance with State and Federal laws and regulations enables Bartlett’s attorneys to counsel clients on how to develop practices, and handle day-to-day work place events such as hirings, terminations, separations, transfers and other occurrences. Bartlett assists in the development of employee manuals, personnel policies and other guides that are helpful in avoiding disputes and in providing defenses if a dispute arises. Bartlett also assists in drafting employment agreements and covenants, including compensation, severance, non-competition, non-disclosure and related issues. Bartlett’s attorneys are skilled in representing clients in discrimination, wrongful termination, civil rights, sexual harassment, non-competition, trade secret and wage and hour compliance lawsuits.
Bartlett represents clients in all phases and types of employment and labor litigation, counseling and training. Our attorneys practice before all Courts and administrative bodies, including matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and its State equivalents, State and Federal Courts, National Labor Relations Board, Department of Labor and New York State Attorney General’s office investigations.
Due to the sensitive nature of employment litigation, our attorneys formulate defense plans early and with the assistance of our clients. One of the keys to our success in employment matters is maintaining an ongoing dialogue with the client from the commencement of the litigation, including reporting developments during litigation as well as consulting with our clients as facts are revealed during our representation. While a majority of our employment cases are resolved by favorable dismissals and/or settlements (often without payment to a claimant), we also try cases before State and Federal Courts and all administrative agencies having jurisdiction.