Employment and Labor Law
Your Partner For All Your Labor and Employment Needs
At Berchem Moses PC, our skilled labor and employment law attorneys exclusively represent the interests of management for both private-sector and public-sector employers.
We counsel employers of all sizes, both union and non-union, to ensure compliance with the myriad and ever-changing federal and state laws governing the workplace. Our clients include municipalities, boards of education, housing authorities, transit districts, nursing homes, construction companies, energy suppliers, trucking companies, manufacturing leaders, service industry establishments and non-profits.
With offices in Milford and Westport, the labor and employment attorneys at Berchem Moses represent clients throughout the state of Connecticut.
Our attorneys advise and represent employers in all areas of employment law. We work proactively with our clients, providing counsel and training to minimize risk and to anticipate and prepare for the many complex issues facing employers today. We appear before administrative agencies, such as the CHRO and the Department of Labor, and in state and federal courts to defend employers against employee claims.
Our attorneys also regularly conduct, manage, and counsel employers regarding workplace investigations involving such diverse issues as employee misconduct, violations of workplace policies, sexual harassment, hostile work environment, discrimination, retaliation, employee conflicts, ethics violations, and workplace violence.
We provide sexual harassment prevention training, and present regularly on a variety of employment issues, to clients, as well as business and professional organizations across the State.
Our Employment Law Services
We offer our clients comprehensive representation in employment matters, including:
- Workplace investigations
- Sexual harassment and other workplace training
- Hiring and termination issues
- Employee discipline
- Personnel policies
- Employment litigation
- Administrative advocacy (e.g. CHRO, EEOC, DOL, Unemployment)
- Wage and hour compliance
- Counseling and advocacy
- Compliance audits
- Drug testing and background checks
- Employment contracts
- Offer letters
- Severance agreements
- Non-compete agreements
- Anti-discrimination laws
- Family and medical leave (FMLA)
- Wrongful discharge
- Unemployment claims
- Reasonable accommodations
Labor Relations Law
Our team counsels employers in the private and public sectors regarding union and non-union employee issues. We represent management before various state and federal administrative agencies and boards including the National Labor Relations Board, the Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations, the Board of Mediation and Arbitration and in federal and state courts. A significant portion of our labor practice is dedicated to collective bargaining as lead negotiators. We advise management regarding decertification campaigns and maintaining union-free status.
Our Labor Relations Law Services
We provide advice and representation regarding:
- Negotiation and interpretation of collective bargaining agreements
- Grievance arbitration
- Union election campaigns
- Union avoidance
- Unfair labor practice charges
- Decertification campaigns