Labor and Employment

Mazzola Lindstrom has a multi-faceted employment practice that services corporate and individual clients on a broad range of labor and employment needs. In light of the continuous enactment of intricate laws governing the relationship between employers and employees, we understand the challenges our clients face in the workplace. Our attorneys have extensive experience in helping our clients navigate the complex landscape of employment law.

In our client-focused approach, we are committed to understanding each client’s industry and business objectives in order to achieve customized solutions on challenging and sensitive employment issues. Our team brings years of experience to assist our clients in their employment compliance, investigation, training, risk management, and litigation needs. We routinely counsel clients on all aspects of the employment relationship, from contract formation and hiring through separation and post-employment enforcement of restrictive covenants. We guide our clients in crafting and maintaining compliant employment policies and we work closely with our clients in building a workplace infrastructure that balances business needs while mitigating legal exposure. Our attorneys assist clients in the preparation of employee handbooks, drafting and negotiation of employment agreements, and investigation of employee misconduct. Using a variety of tools, we counsel our clients on the implementation of the constantly changing federal, state, and local statutes affecting employee rights and benefits. We regularly provide management-level training on discrimination and sexual harassment.

While prevention of litigation is the best approach, we understand that the complexity of employment law at every level inevitably exposes our clients to the risk of litigation. Our team has successfully represented employers in complex claims under federal employment and labor laws including Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and corresponding state and local laws and regulations. We draw on a wealth of experience in defending employers in state and federal actions involving discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, and retaliation. We also litigate disputes involving employment contracts, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, defamation, and restrictive covenants.