Department profile submitted by Watkins & Eager PLLC
Lawyers in Watkins & Eager's Employment & Labor practice handle employment litigation before federal and state courts, and administrative claims before the EEOC, OFCCP, NLRB, OSHA and DOL/Wage Hour Division.
Our employment litigation practice includes summary judgment practice, jury trials, and appeals in individual, class, EEOC, and collective action litigation. We defend employers in cases brought under all relevant federal statutory schemes, and in state-law contract, wrongful discharge and employment tort actions. We also represent parties in non-compete, restrictive covenant, and trade secret disputes.
Watkins & Eager's employment-related administrative and advice practices include investigation of claims and complaints, preparation of position submissions, on-site investigations and fact-finding conferences, daily advice and employer policy review and updating, and guidance concerning work authorization. We represent employers in unfair labor practice claims and related administrative trials. We prepare and update employer affirmative action programs and represent employers in on-site audits and investigations initiated by the OFCCP. We also handle claims filed with the Wage/Hour Division of the DOL, and investigations and audits conducted by DHS/ICE.
Watkins & Eager also has significant experience in union elections and collective bargaining matters. We are a one-stop, full-service employment firm representing employers.