Labor and Employment
As the relationship between employee and employer is ever-changing and increasingly regulated by federal and state laws, JLG provides national and international legal services across the full spectrum of workplace dynamics. Our top-tier Labor and Employment attorneys focus on employment counseling, labor relations, and litigation of employment disputes.
Our practice areas of employment-related matters are:
Insurance litigation and appeals
Insurance litigation is a broad and often complicated area. JLG offers a full range of coverage analysis and litigation services in matters involving employment practices such as liability insurance. Our Labor and Employment team has a proven track record of successful outcomes when representing clients in trials and appeals.
Claim management consulting
Motor vehicle claims
Analysis and Interpretation of Insurance Policies
An employer has various liabilities under federal and state employment laws such as anti-crimination laws, anti-sexual harassment laws, wage and hour laws, accrued leave laws, lactation laws, etc. Our attorneys have significant experience assisting employers conform to the legal requirements at the lowest cost and helping companies make suitable policies to avoid potential disputes.
Directors and officers liability
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We have done over $50,000,000 worth of work in business transactions and business litigation.
Insurance litigation is a broad and often complicated area. JLG offers a full range of coverage analysis and litigation services in matters involving employment practices liability insurance. Our Labor and Employment team has a strong track record of achieving successful outcomes when representing clients in trials and appeals.
The experienced team of legal professionals at JLG advise employers regarding employment-related issues, including but not limited to hiring, promotions, termination, severance, employment handbook, non-disclosure agreement, non-competition agreement, wages, leaves of absence, working hours, compensations, social media policies, anti-sexual harassment policies, anti-discrimination policies, and employee privacy policies. We also provide in-house training on matters stated above and deliver strategic legal solutions for our clients to address relevant employment issues timely and effectively.
Under New York Labor Law §§200, 240(1), 241(1-6) and 241-a., construction workers have financial protection and may be able to file a lawsuit when they suffer specific injuries. It is important to retain experienced attorneys to fight claims in court for you. JLG attorneys are well-positioned to present employers, owners, developers, general contractors, subcontractors in related litigations. Our legal team specializes in handling legal claims relating to construction accidents involving the application of labor law and have successfully represented leading companies and injured workers to obtain impressive records of favorable decisions in court.
With a long-standing reputation of credibility and a record of success earned over years of defending employers, individuals, and class action cases in state and federal courts, our litigators provide comprehensive representations for clients to help them resolve complex matters on employment and labor laws. These cases including wrongful termination allegations, employment discriminations, employment contract disputes, wage and hour class actions, unfair competition, non-disclosure violation claims, retaliation allegations, and so on. We pride ourselves on the aggressive and cost-efficient way we defend all claims, and we are ready for your case of every size and type.
The New York State Department of Labor (DOL) routinely conducts random audits. The DOL investigator will review your payroll, employment records, and overall employee rights in the workplace. Employers may face penalties or even lawsuits if they do not follow the labor and employment laws (for example, the Fair Labor Standards Act).
JLG attorneys are well versed in regulations relevant to these kinds of inquiries. We can help you prepare and review documents which are necessary for the DOL audit to protect your maximum legal benefits. In addition, we can represent you during this audit period and negotiate with the DOL representatives. Even if you received sanctions for violating the regulation, we have a wealth of successful experiences reducing fines and minimizing audit liabilities for our clients of all sizes.
Employees using business vehicles may cause legal disputes between employers or victims, so it is crucial for companies to know whether the vehicle accident is “within the scope of employment” or not. JLG provides legal counseling services to help employers fully understand the liability for having employees use business vehicles, and how to minimize the legal risks effectively. In addition, our rich litigation experience builds a strong defense for your case.
Companies are required to enforce various insurance policies under federal and state laws, such as workers’ compensation, life, health, and disability insurance, and medical insurance. JLG attorneys have extensive experience in practicing landmark insurance cases, and we also routinely provide skilled insurance policy analyses and coverage interpretations. In addition to assisting clients in making customized policies during the insurance procurement and renewal process, our legal team also provides professional advice on all kinds of insurance issues.
An employer has various liabilities under federal and state employment laws, such as anti-crimination laws, anti-sexual harassment laws, wage and hour laws, accrued leave laws, and lactation laws. Our attorneys have significant experience assisting employers with conforming to these legal requirements at the lowest cost, and helping companies making suitable policies to avoid potential disputes.
Serving as a director or officer of a company burden vital liabilities and enormous potential risks. Directors or officers may be sued by a company, shareholders, employees, customers or other parties for breach of fiduciary duty, breaching a duty of loyalty, or conducting insider trading, etc. These lawsuits not only harm the reputation of officers or directors, but also negatively affects the enterprise’s commercial reputation. JLG attorneys have a sophisticated understanding of the requirements and laws of director and officer liabilities used to build legal strategies to handle the complex litigations for our clients.