Labor and Employment Law

In the evolving world of today’s workplace, employment concerns are more complex, challenging, and delicate than ever before. We provide counseling and representation to private and public sector employers – from small independent businesses to large multi-national corporations to government agencies. Our clients are located throughout the country and range from small independent businesses with one location to large corporations with widespread operations nationwide. Their businesses span various industries, including insurance, retail, healthcare, manufacturing, construction, employment staffing, education, transportation, hospitality, and more.

We proactively counsel our clients to prevent workplace problems. With forward-thinking advice and industry-specific knowledge, we support employers through statutory and regulatory compliance, assisting in developing and implementing policies that improve the workplace while minimizing risk. Because federal, state, and local laws intertwine to govern employment and labor issues, we provide each employer with individualized guidance. Chartwell Law educates employers and their employees, offering industry and regulation-specific training and regularly communicating important changes to the legal landscape.

When challenges arise, we provide personalized solutions beginning with an initial investigation and are mindful of the potential economic and reputational impacts employment and labor claims have on employers. Our employment and labor attorneys work alongside our workers’ compensation and insurance teams to incorporate their insights and experience into navigating employment and labor concerns. We litigate cases before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Though the standards, personnel, and procedures differ at each venue, our approach remains the same; we partner with our clients to seek individualized and practical solutions.  

We handle a wide range of claims, including:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Discrimination
  • Employment counseling and claims
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Wage and Hour Laws
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FLMA)
  • Internal Investigations
  • Noncompete Agreements
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
  • Reductions in Force
  • Section 1981
  • Separation and Severance Agreements
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)
  • Workplace Violence Avoidance
  • Wrongful Termination