Practices

Public and private employers who conscientiously follow best practices and establish fully compliant programs and policies may still find themselves the target of employment litigation. When this happens, businesses turn to Akerman's Labor and Employment Practice Group for a dynamic strategic defense. Whether tackling thorny discrimination cases, contentious non-compete claims, challenging wage and hour claims, or sensitive labor relations matters, we have a strong record of successful outcomes that minimize disruption and swiftly allow employers to get back to business as usual.

As a national, multidisciplinary team, we help clients navigate claims brought before state and federal agencies and boards as well as trial and appellate courts throughout the United States. Our lawyers regularly defend employers in all types of employment litigation, including complex class-action discrimination cases and collective action wage and hour matters. We also represent employers in connection with administrative charges and audits, and have successfully negotiated and supervised numerous settlements with the U.S. Department of Labor.

We take an aggressive yet efficient and cost-conscious approach to litigation, focusing on early resolution through case dispositive motions or alternative dispute resolution methods. Our results continually garners praise, with Chambers USA commending our “trusted” practice for our work in class actions and collective bargaining, as well as whistleblower, wage and hour, non-compete, and discrimination suits.

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