Labor and Employment Law &

Today’s employers face complex and varied workplace issues involving federal and state regulations and laws. Cooke Robotham has seasoned lawyers with over 30 years of both traditional labor and employment experience. Our attorneys can help employers by providing general advice and counsel and train your managers and other personnel on a wide range of labor and employment matters, in order to avoid future costly litigation. We can conduct audits to ensure compliance with state and federal laws, and advise clients regarding their employment policies and procedures and make recommendations that may minimize risk and avoid litigation. We can assist you with discipline and termination of employment, general layoffs and severance, leaves of absences, and conduct investigations of any claims of discrimination or hostile work environment. Our aim is to help employers resolve employment disputes before any claim can be filed before administrative agencies or state and federal courts. However, should labor or employment claims be brought against your company, we can defend you in litigation.

The firm’s employment and labor practice attorneys represent businesses in judicial forums and before regulatory agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) of the United States, the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We have extensive experience in defending employers in employment law litigation involving claims brought under federal and state wage and hour laws, Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, FMLA, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Our attorneys handle labor arbitration matters arising out of collective bargaining agreements, negotiation of labor contracts and a wide variety of labor and employment related issues, including employment audits, corporate risk management and mitigation assessments, employment contracts and compensation, and employment investigations. We can also advise, counsel and train clients regarding the full range of labor and management relations issues, including union avoidance strategies and union campaigns against employers.