Employment Law

We provide advice and representation to employers in a wide array of matters across the labor and employment law spectrum. Our attorneys have a thorough knowledge of the Mississippi, regional and national labor and employment climate, and we handle all labor and employment litigation needs of our clients. Our clients range from large to small companies in manufacturing, construction, wholesale and retail trade, financial services, colleges and universities, and state and local government. We have the experience and resources necessary to support every client in all aspects of the employer / employee relationship, from pre-hire to post-termination.

Our attorneys have significant experience in advising employers relating to employee policies, reductions in force, individual terminations, severance, immigration issues, protection of company trade secrets and confidential information and other employee and business related issues, including the preparation, interpretation and enforcement of company contracts, employee contracts, handbooks and policy manuals, and confidentiality and non-compete agreements.  We also perform and assist in the process of internal, self-audits of our clients to ensure they are compliant with all necessary employment laws and regulations and to ensure they have the best practices to avoid costly litigation, fines and other penalties.

Our attorneys also have significant experience interpreting and construing state and federal statutes and case law in areas involving employment discrimination, affirmative action, sexual harassment, employee benefits, whistleblower claims, wrongful discharge, employment contracts, defamation, invasion of privacy, breach of non-compete and confidentiality agreements, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), the Federal Employer’s Liability Act (FELA), the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Equal Pay Act, the  Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Immigration Reform & Control Act (IRCA), various "Pay Day” statutes and regulations, and special laws governing municipal employment.  This includes, among other things, defending our clients not only in lawsuits and other judicial proceedings, but administrative proceedings and hearings held before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC),  Department of Labor, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and other federal, state and local agencies, and representing our clients in audits performed by the EEOC, Department of Justice, and other government, quasi-government, and administrative bodies,.

Areas of practice in our Employment Law Group include:
  • Trade secrets, non-compete agreements and unfair competition
  • Employment discrimination and harassment
  • Age discrimination (ADEA)
  • Litigation and regulatory enforcement
  • E-discovery and records retention
  • Employee benefits Employment advice
  • Counseling and compliance and training programs
  • Employment litigation
  • Immigration
  • Workers' compensation
  • Wage & hour
  • Workplace safety and health
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