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:
We defend employers in federal and state court regarding all areas of labor and employment law, including:
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.
KJK has successfully defended clients sued for age, race, sex and disability discrimination by terminated employees
Obtaining summary judgment in favor of a company charged with sexual harassment and wrongful discharge
Successfully defending a wage and hour collective/class action
Defending an injunction sought against our client and one of its employees in a non-compete, non-solicitation, trade secret case
Obtained an injunction to stop a former employee, in violation of a covenant not to compete, from continuing to work for a competitor
Obtained a favorable determination from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in response to a charge of race discrimination filed against our client by one of its employees
Defended our client and one of its top executives against claims alleging sexual harassment for which the executive faced personal liability
Assisted clients in structuring workforce reductions and negotiating severance arrangements with its employees
Negotiated cost effective collective bargaining agreements on behalf of employers
Assisted employer with strategies to avoid union organization
Advised buyer of a company whose employees were unionized as to relevant acquisition strategies