Labor & Employment

Overview

“Admired for its broad [skill] in the labor and employment sector…Clients appreciate the ‘consistently effective practice’ for its ‘absolute dedication’ and ‘uniformly good work.’ ”

— Chambers USA

Blank Rome’s nationally-recognized labor and employment attorneys represent clients in an array of issues faced by HR managers and in-house counsel. Our labor and employment team is committed to understanding your business, your needs and priorities, and the unique risks you face. We offer counseling and compliance support to help you avoid problems before they arise. And with the support of more than 300 litigators across 13 offices, we are ready and able to help you resolve disputes efficiently to minimize disruption to your business. 

How We Can Help

  • affirmative action
  • business transactions
  • class and collective actions
  • employee benefits and ERISA 
  • executive compensation
  • labor management relations
  • policy review and audits
  • strategic counseling and employment practices
  • trade secret protection, employee defection, and unfair competition
  • wage and hour 
  • workplace investigations

What Sets Us Apart

  • 2019 U.S. News & World Report—Best Lawyers (Woodward/White, Inc.) nationally ranks Tier 2:
    • Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law
    • Employment Law – Management
    • Labor Law – Management
    • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • 2017 Chambers USA: ranked Blank Rome for labor and employment in the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania. Editors write that Blank Rome’s Labor and Employment practice:
    • “Maintains a strong profile for its handling of complex trade secrets and restrictive covenant disputes. Also offers experience across labor law matters such as contract negotiation and unfair labor practice disputes. Fields notable expertise in executive compensation and employee benefits matters, as well as large-scale wage and hour litigation.”
    • "‘They certainly have a plethora of experts, and that's good when you need someone in niche areas.’”
  • We invest in long-term relationships and create client service teams to ensure effective and efficient delivery of legal services.
  • We place an emphasis on preventive measures to preempt problems before they arise.
  • We provide value-added services to our clients, including in-house training programs, CLE programs, legal briefings, and newsletters.

Experience

  • Ongoing representation of global company in all aspects of its employment, labor and immigration matters, including compliance with global policies, strategic initiatives, executive compensation, employment policies, HR training initiatives, union avoidance, employment litigation, and protection against unfair competition.
  • Ongoing representation of one of the largest metropolitan school districts in the country with regard to all labor, employment and benefits matters.
  • Ongoing representation of private company with manufacturing, warehouse, and distribution facilities in six states including management training, employment counseling and advice for union and non-union facilities, litigation avoidance strategies, and employment litigation defense.
  • Ongoing representation of one of the country’s largest hospital systems with respect to all benefits and executive compensation matters.
     

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