Employment Practices

Employment Practices

Fenwick's Employment Practices group provides advice and representation to employers on a wide range of employment related matters, including:

  • Counseling and litigation with respect to employment discrimination, wrongful termination, wage and hour issues, trade secret misappropriation, OSHA, affirmative action, use of independent contractors, employee mobility, union organizing and other issues pertaining to hiring, promotion, compensation, termination and unfair competition
  • Representation of large employers in class actions and individual cases in state and federal courts and in arbitrations and mediations throughout the country
  • Regular advice to employers concerning personnel systems, risk avoidance and policies, and practices including:
    • Wage / hour compliance (including classification audits)
    • Handbooks, policy manuals and drug testing plans
    • Employment and independent contractor agreements
    • Reduction in force policies and best practices
    • Terminations, severance plans and releases
    • Manage sexual harassment training (including prevention)
    • Protecting trade secrets and confidential business information
    • IP ownership and assignment issues
    • Leaves of absence and return to work issues


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