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Employment Practices and Labor

The area of employment law is a constantly changing field, with new legal interpretations and legislation arising frequently. It can be a struggle for employers to stay on top of all of the developments relating to their workforce. We view ourselves as our clients' business partner and take responsibility to understand our clients' businesses, their needs, and their priorities, so that we provide practical, individually tailored advice to reach the clients' goals. The attorneys at Silverang, Rosenzweig & Haltzman have extensive experience both counseling employers as to compliance with the myriad of employment-related laws and representing employers in litigation and administrative proceedings arising out of the employment relationship. Our Employment Practices and Labor Group can assist you with:

Employment Counseling Services
  • Advising employers on day-to-day compliance with labor and employment laws and regulations, including the preparation of handbooks and policies
  • Developing sound personnel policies that limit liability and enhance productivity
  • Training employees to ensure fair and consistent enforcement of personnel policies
  • Evaluating reductions in force and issues related to employment termination/severance agreements
Claims of Discrimination and/or Harassment
  • Investigating and litigating civil rights and employment claims alleging discrimination and harassment on the basis of age, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and other areas protected under federal, state, and local law, before governmental bodies (i.e., EEOC, PHRC, Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations) and in state and federal court
Class and Collective Actions
  • Defending class, and representative actions involving civil rights, employment and wage and hour claims (including FLSA collective actions and typical class actions)
Employment Agreements, Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets
  • Designing and enforcing policies and agreements to protect confidentiality and non-solicitation and post-employment competition
  • Litigating claims for breach of non-compete agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, and related torts
Labor and Union Relations
  • Counseling, handling, and litigating labor relations issues under collective bargaining agreements, including unfair labor practice proceedings, arbitrations, strikes, picketing, and related injunction proceedings
  • Conducting collective bargaining negotiations


Mark S. Haltzman
Malcolm S. Gould
Genevieve McCormack
Kevin D. McGowan, Jr.
Eric B. Freedman

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