Federal, state and local employment laws and regulations pose unprecedented and perplexing challenges to small and large businesses alike. Moreover, many studies have pointed out the troubling shortage of workers with the skills needed by employers. We demystify federal, state and local employment laws and regulations. We help you comply with relevant employment laws and regulations. We also help you establish employment policies, best practices and training programs that nurture the workforce you so carefully recruited. But when employment and unfair competition disputes with government agencies, contract workers, competitors, or present or former employees cannot be avoided, you can confidently turn to us for a thoughtful and experienced prosecution of your legal interests.
Advised numerous local and national clients regarding compliance with federal, state and local employment laws and regulations.
Proposed policies, best practices and training programs to numerous local and national employers and drafted same when requested.
Lead trial counsel for a national client in various cases brought in Federal District Courts throughout the United States arising from a contract to test, assess and help recruit approximately 40,000 TSA screeners following the attacks on America that occurred on September 11, 2001.
Lead defense counsel for a national vegetation control client in a gender discrimination case brought first before the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries and the EEOC, and then was lead trial counsel when this case was subsequently brought in an Oregon Federal District Court. Obtained a dismissal with prejudice of plaintiff’s claims after establishing with expert testimony that plaintiff had falsified electronic evidence she had presented to the agencies and the court.
Lead trial counsel for a major national fuel cell manufacturer in an unfair competition and misappropriation of trade secrets case brought in federal court in Oregon against another major manufacturer. Represented the client in the court proceeding and helped negotiate a favorable settlement.
Lead trial counsel for a major national medical and surgical supply company in an unfair competition and misappropriation of trade secrets case brought in Idaho state court against another supply company. With the assistance of local counsel, represented the client in the court proceeding and helped negotiate a favorable settlement.
Lead counsel for a major international test publishing company in response to an EEOC investigation related to the client’s test design and validation practices. Successfully represented the client before the EEOC.
Managed compliance by a national security industry client with a consent decree it had entered into following a major EEOC investigation.