Budd Larner's Labor & Employment attorneys represent a wide range of clients in a variety of industries; our clients include Fortune 100 corporations and closely-held businesses. Our strategy is to represent our clients aggressively and cost-efficiently in a manner that is sensitive to business objectives. We recognize that employment claims often raise complex problems that implicate both legal and labor relations concerns, and which must be addressed promptly and effectively.
Employment Counseling & Litigation
We counsel clients and handle trials that involve compliance with state and federal employment statutes, including Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act and the New York State and New York City Human Rights Laws. We have achieved success in our cases before administrative agencies and in jury trials.
Our attorneys work together with our clients to ensure that they are able to anticipate possible legal exposure and avoid litigation. Many clients seek our expertise in such matters as the handling of sensitive disciplinary measures, including layoffs and discharges, whistle blowing and conducting investigations of employee misconduct, including sexual harassment. We also draft employee handbooks and audit policies to meet our clients' needs.
Wage & Hour Laws
The firm's attorneys are experienced in handling all aspects of compliance issues that arise under wage and hour laws including the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New Jersey Wage Payment Law and the New York State and New York City wage and hour laws and regulations.
Our attorneys also counsel and represent employers on the myriad of issues that arise in the area of traditional labor law, such as union organizing campaigns, union elections, collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, strike and picket line issues, as well as proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission.
Unfair Competition & Trade Secret Protection
The firm has significant experience in handling matters involving allegations of unfair competition, breach of confidentiality and restrictive covenants. We prepare agreements that help to ensure protection of trade secrets and proprietary information keeping in mind the common law and statutory protections and qualifications under the Uniform Trade Secret Act and Defense of Trade Secrets Act.
Employment Torts & Related Claims
We counsel clients and handle matters involving many common law and statutory claims that are available to prospective, existing and former employees. These claims include tortious interference, wrongful discharge, breach of implied contracts, breach of duty of loyalty, defamation and invasion of privacy.