Labor & Employment practice group

KJK’s Labor & Employment Practice Group provides advice and counsel on the most difficult employment and human resource decisions to businesses of all sizes – from Fortune 500 companies to small- and medium-sized businesses. Incorporating all aspects of the employment relationship, in both union and non-union settings, we assist employers in improving internal communication, increasing efficiency and decreasing risk of litigation through a proactive approach. Our innovative employment audit and policy review programs help our clients avoid employment-related issues before they turn into lawsuits. KJK’s Labor and Employment team brings direct in-house and general counsel experience from both publicly-held and Fortune 50 companies, providing invaluable insight into what your business faces on a daily basis.

We structure necessary workforce reductions in order to maximize financial objectives and minimize exposure to litigation related to:

  • Layoff strategies
  • Plant shutdowns
  • Enforceability and advisability of severance agreements with individual employees
  • Employment, executive compensation, non-competition, confidentiality and similar agreements

We defend employers in federal and state court regarding all areas of labor and employment law, including:

  • Discrimination lawsuits
  • Wrongful discharge claims and related employment actions
  • Wage and hour actions (collector, class and individual)
  • Non-competition agreements
  • Misappropriation of trade secrets and efforts by competitors to solicit and hire their employees
  • ERISA employee benefit claims

On the administrative front, our attorneys regularly appear before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor and similar state agencies to defend our clients against discrimination charges, as well as wage and hour and unemployment claims.

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