Labor & Employment

“I think they (Benesch’s Labor & Employment Practice Group) are phenomenal. They are an extension of our legal department, they are our partners. They are completely transparent and are concerned primarily with the company’s best interests. They are very practical attorneys.” – Benesch client, Chambers USA 2015

Businesses, firms and organizations in the private and public sectors need legal representation and counsel in defending an array of employment-related lawsuits and administrative proceedings. Having counsel in defending and preventing claims in the areas of sexual harassment, employment discrimination and wrongful discharge is essential to a healthy business environment.

Benesch’s Labor & Employment Practice Group provides a full range of services to clients on a national basis. From counseling clients on daily employment issues to the handling of the most complex litigation, our Labor and Employment lawyers have the experience, skills and commitment to client service to fit your needs to minimize the risks inherent in today’s workplace.

Our lawyers are keenly aware that client representation means not only providing the highest quality, result oriented legal services, but doing so in a manner which is cost effective and consistent with the clients’ circumstances and goals. We work with clients at the outset of each matter to make sure we understand the desired end result and that the client understands what will likely be involved in obtaining that result. This process continually repeats throughout the representation. In short, we recognize that sound business judgment is every bit as important as sound legal judgment.

Having counsel in defending and preventing claims in the areas of sexual harassment, employment discrimination and wrongful discharge is essential to a healthy business environment. In addition, compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, Wage and Hour, Occupational Safety and Health, Workers’ Compensation and other state laws is vital to many employers.

Employers may also need to enforce non-compete agreements and protect trade secrets. The Labor & Employment Practice Group includes attorneys with experience in these areas, as well as immigration law and our latest sub-specialty, sports management law.

Our attorneys also counsel employers in matters relating to employment practice liability insurance, and have been named as panel counsel in connection with such claims on behalf of leading insurers.

In short, our Labor and Employment lawyers have the experience necessary to provide the highest quality representation available. This experience, coupled with the recognition that superior representation includes not only courtroom success but business success as well, is what sets us apart.