Labor & Employment
Ward & Berry PLLC represents employees and employers in a variety of labor and employment law matters, including the litigation of age, race, gender and pregnancy discrimination matters; the negotiation and drafting of employment contracts, restrictive covenants, and severance agreements; the enforcement and litigation of non-compete agreements and other restrictive covenants; and advising employers on best employment practices.
Representative engagements by Ward & Berry PLLC attorneys include:
- Representing multiple corporate clients in the involuntary separations of key executives, obtaining favorable releases, ensuring smooth transitions, confidentiality, and avoiding litigation exposure.
- Advised defense contractors on compliance with U.S. and local employment laws in Iraq and Afghanistan, best practices for pre-vetting, hiring, supervising, and terminating employees and independent contractors abroad. Drafted employee risk advisory waivers and developed pre-deployment employee training curricula.
- Represented executives in the Automotive and Defense industries in negotiations over separation and severance agreements.
- Representing employers and employees in age, race, and gender discrimination lawsuits.