When employee issues arise, employers need experienced advisors who are sensitive to the need to minimize and resolve claims as quickly and quietly as possible, thereby curtailing exposure to liability.
When litigation is unavoidable, clients benefit from our Labor and Employment Practice Group's proven results in defending employers in all types of administrative proceedings, lawsuits and appeals, including discrimination, whistleblower, retaliation and contract claims, as well as class and collective actions under federal and state wage and hour laws.
Clients also rely on Akerman's extensive experience in counseling and defending employers against discrimination complaints based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, and other protected statuses. We take a proactive approach with clients, from emerging businesses to multinational corporations, helping them draft employment policies, practices, and procedures as well as codes of conduct to prevent workplace discrimination, whistleblower, harassment, and retaliation claims. We follow through by providing sensitivity, diversity, harassment, and other types of training for employers and their employees.
Employers also call on us for assistance with internal investigations and compliance audits. Whether investigating allegations of sexual harassment, assessing proper exempt or non-exempt status of employees, or analyzing pay equity among workers, we conduct confidential inquiries and recommend informed solutions.