Employment Law

Legal disputes in the workplace can make everyone uncomfortable. Whether you are a large employer, a union representative, or a professional employee, Cohen, Lerner & Rabinovitz can help you resolve your labor and employment disputes and get everyone back to work.

Employment Contract Negotiation

When it comes to executive hires, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Whether a C-suite employee is being headhunted from a competitor or promoted from within, that person’s compensation package needs to be specifically tailored to his or her needs, position, and expertise. At Cohen Lerner, we can help employers draft compelling employment contracts to recruit the best talent. We also represent incoming executives in negotiating fair compensation.

The same considerations make Cohen Lerner employment attorneys well equipped to handle separation agreements. When a partnership or long-term employment arrangement dissolves, our employment team will help you negotiation a satisfactory resolution and keep you out of the courtroom.

Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements

When you and your employees part ways, the last thing you want is for them to become your next competition. At Cohen, Lerner & Rabinovitz, we can help business firms adopt and enforce noncompete agreements and non-solitication contracts that protect their market share. We understand the limitations state and federal courts have placed on these agreements, so our transactional attorneys can draft language for your business that will stand up in court. Then, when an employee decides to take his or her book of business and run, our corporate litigation team will be there to enforce those contracts through aggressive litigation.

Employee Protections

Workers, particularly corporate executives, are what make any business great, and they deserve to be protected. Cohen Lerner employment lawyers know the importance of fighting for employee rights. For example, the firm represented a female corporate executive in a discrimination claim, resulting in a sixfigure resolution that protected her rights and her business interests. We have also represented unions in labor disputes within the federal sector. Managing Partner Steve Cohen was originally trained as a labor attorney, and has extensive experience bargaining for federal unions on national collective bargaining issues.

Employer Defense

Cohen Lerner also handles a wide variety of employment and labor issues for our commercial clients. We are well-versed in issues related to employment discrimination at the federal and state levels and can defend your business in the event of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) investigations or employment lawsuits. We can also stand beside you in negotiations with individual employees or union representatives to ensure that your workers’ demands don’t put you out of business.

An Even-Handed Approach

Our employment lawyers have been on both sides of the negotiating table, and that works in your favor. Our familiarity with both corporate policies and employee concerns allow us to take an even-handed approach to labor and employment issues. Whether you are an individual or a business, we will advise you of the strength of your claim or defense, and help you find a resolution that works for you. Contact us online or call 248.691.2200 to schedule a consultation with a employment attorney today.