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Labor & Employment

At Cummins & White, our Labor and Employment Practice Group handles all aspects of complex labor and employment matters that employers—public and private, large and small—face today.

Labor Relations

In the area of traditional labor-management relations, Cummins & White provides a full range of services for unionized and non-unionized clients. We have represented numerous clients in collective bargaining, labor arbitration, and labor contract administration matters.

We also assist non-unionized clients with maintaining their non-union status in the face of union organizing drives, including representation in matters before the National Labor Relations Board, and providing training and guidance for managers and supervisors to communicate the company’s message effectively while avoiding unfair labor practices.

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Employment Litigation

Cummins & White’s professional and dynamic Labor and Employment Practice Group takes pride in our ability to guide clients in minimizing their risk of employment litigation. However, we can defend you vigorously in the courts and before government agencies when that is the right thing to do. We provide employment litigation to defend employers of all sizes against all forms of employee claims from the time an allegation is first made to resolution at trial.

We defend our clients in employee claims pertaining to:

  • Sex, race, age, and disability discrimination
  • Sexual harassment
  • Breach of contract
  • Discrimination claims relating to hiring, firing, promotion, and compensation
  • Wrongful termination

In addition, we represent our clients in disputes involving:

  • Defamation
  • Non-competition
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Trade secrets

We also defend our clients in all forms of wage and hour claims, including:

  • Wage and hour violations
  • Failure to pay prevailing wage
  • Family and Medical Leave Act violations
Cummins & White attorneys also are adept at resolving problems through alternative dispute resolution at the administrative level (arbitration and mediation).

Employment Law Counseling and Training

Cummins & White provides expert counseling services with an eye towards the prevention of employment disputes and litigation.

Clients regularly ask us to assist in the drafting of employment agreements, non-compete, non-disclosure/confidentiality/invention, and separation agreements. We carefully tailor these agreements to meet each client’s unique goals and objectives.

Cummins & White lawyers also offer a full range of transactional services to employers, as well as ongoing counsel on benefits and compensation matters. Our significant experience and expertise regarding the laws and regulations that govern benefits and compensation matters enable us to offer focused, comprehensive, and practical advice on design and compliance issues.

Cummins & White also plays an integral role in corporate merger, acquisition, and divestiture transactions. We advise on acquiring and acquired companies, identifying and disposing of assets and liabilities inherent in compensation and benefit plans, planning opportunities related to integrating workforces and benefit plans, due diligence on human resources and employment matters, and strategies for negotiating these issues in the transaction.

Finally, our lawyers have extensive experience with all types of workplace investigations and understand the need for prompt and cost-effective assistance to the client so the underlying issues can be addressed.

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