Labor & Employment
Bland & Partners attorneys provide counseling and litigation expertise in all areas of labor and employment law. We represent clients in individual, multi-plaintiff, and collective and class action lawsuits and arbitrations involving claims for employment discrimination, retaliation, and harassment; state and federal statutory wage and hour violations; wrongful discharge, including whistleblower claims; employment torts; breach of employment contract; and violations of various federal employment statutes such as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), Railway Labor Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), Sarbanes-Oxley, and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). We also represent clients in litigation involving requests for injunctive relief against departing employees and their new employers based on contractual restrictions—noncompete and confidentiality agreements—unfair competition claims such as misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious interference, and breach of fiduciary duty, and statutory claims under the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. In addition to our litigation practice, we regularly counsel clients on day-to-day compliance with state and federal employment laws and regulations; drafting employment agreements, such as executive compensation severance agreements, noncompetes, and confidentiality agreements; and drafting employment policies and procedures.