Labor & Employment
Employment and labor laws are numerous, complex, and ever changing. Berman Fink Van Horn provides sophisticated counsel to help employers navigate these challenges.
We advise clients on how best to comply with federal and state laws administered by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, and various state agencies. We also counsel executives and other management level employees during career transitions and represent employers in employment and labor law and litigation.
Employment advice when you need it most
BFV attorneys provide proactive, preventative advice, working closely to ensure compliance with employment laws, while preserving your ability to take effective personnel actions.
Our attorneys assist employers in a broad scope of employment issues including drafting employment agreements and independent contractor agreements, revising personnel policies and procedures, preparing handbooks, navigating ADA accommodations and FMLA compliance, wage and hour audits and disputes, and advising on disciplinary actions, and severance agreements.
Executive career transitions
In select circumstances, BFV advises executives and other management level employees during career transitions, helping to enforce their legal and contractual rights when employers fail to honor their obligations. This often includes advising and negotiating severance agreements, counseling clients on the enforceability of restrictive covenants in employment agreements and obtaining relief from over broad covenants imposed on them unfairly by former employers.
Our lawyers also represent employers in employment and labor law, and litigation. We represent employers in federal and state courts, arbitration and before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Department of Labor (DOL) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), including discrimination and harassment claims brought under employment laws including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and other federal, state and local statutes and regulations governing the workplace. Berman Fink Van Horn attorneys also handle other employment-related disputes, including unfair competition claims and compensation claims.
Why choose us?
When you entrust us with your business matter, you can rest assured our team will treat your company like it is our own. The attorneys handling your case will always keep you up to date, consistently communicating with you and collaborating on creative solutions. Our team is nimble, accessible, and ready to act. And while our rates are competitive, our clients receive white glove service from a senior level attorney — every time.
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Employee benefits company VP: “I have been absolutely impressed with every facet of this process”
Client Testimonial (from e-mail sent to Neal Weinrich):
[We received] the news early this afternoon. I am absolutely thrilled at the result. Both of you (and your team) are THE BOMB! I promised Ben I would send a great note of commendation to [our] management team, and I am copying them on this note back to you. I have been absolutely impressed with every facet of this process, from my first meeting with you, the structure and process of defense, the detail and preparation your team provided for all of us, and finally the results that you delivered. The work both of you did was some of the finest legal work I have ever seen. I will be recommending the two of you for years to come!
While I am happy to have my week back (and I badly needed it for work purposes), I would have been more than happy to be at every day of the trial if needed to assist my colleagues and your team.
Great job guys. I hope I have the privilege of working with you in the future in some capacity.
All the best!
Vice President, an employee benefits companyAttorneys involved in this case: Benjamin I. Fink, Neal F. Weinrich