We are pleased to announce that we have appointed Kristen E. Dennison, a Partner in our Philadelphia office, as Head of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Kristen will lead the firm’s efforts in diversity and belonging through recruitment, retention, advancement, and belonging of our highly skilled attorneys and staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
Labor & Employment Law
Our labor and employment law attorneys represent public, private, domestic and multinational employers in all phases of employer/employee relations and employment-related disputes. We defend employers in federal and state court, arbitration tribunals, and before administrative agencies, such as the Department of Labor and the National Labor Relations Board. We represent employers and management in a broad array of litigation matters, including multi-claimant proceedings and single-plaintiff actions involving employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, ERISA, wage and hour, unfair business competition and whistleblower claims. We are also experienced in assisting employers with the protection of trade secrets and other confidential information. In addition to our litigation expertise, our attorneys are also trusted advisors and offer day-to-day employment advice and recommendations, transactional services, and preventive training to our clients.
Federal, state, and local agencies create complex rules and regulations to enforce and ensure compliance with laws. We help our clients understand, comply with and challenge these legal requirements and decisions.... Learn More
Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, Whistleblower & Other Employment Law Matters
Littleton Joyce represents management concerning employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, wrongful termination, and workplace tort claims. We advise employers on the entire spectrum of workplace issues, including disability and accommodation, reorganizations and reductions in force, hiring-related concerns, family and medical leave, employee privacy, independent contractor and intern issues, drug testing, and employee discipline and discharge. Our attorneys work with employers to develop effective employee policies, procedures, handbooks, and forms that minimize workplace risks and protect employers and management when disputes arise. We assist clients in working through complex issues informally whenever possible, but when litigation becomes necessary, we partner with our clients to develop litigation strategies that not only resolve the dispute, but also maintain and further the business mission of the employer.... Learn More
Wage & Hour Compliance & Litigation
Littleton Joyce assists employers with the lawful classification of employees and wage and hour audits. Where reclassification is necessary, we work with management to devise reclassification strategies that minimize disruption of operations while reducing the risk of litigation. We represent employers before, federal and state agencies responsible for the enforcement of labor laws, including the Department of Labor. Our lawyers have experience litigating overtime pay claims and other wage and hour disputes, including the defense of wage and hour class actions.... Learn More
Trade Secrets & Unfair Competition Advice & Litigation
Our attorneys have significant experience in representing employers in disputes involving unfair competition, covenants not to compete, duty of loyalty, trade secrets and other issues that come into play when losing or adding a key employee. We advise clients on protecting valuable trade secrets and confidential information, including the review, negotiation, and drafting of complex employment contracts that restrict post-employment competition and solicitation, as much as possible under the applicable state law. If the threat of stolen trade secrets or confidential information exists, we can immediately take action in litigation to prevent it by seeking temporary restraining orders and preliminary injunctions.... Learn More
Federal and state laws designed to ensure transparency in organizational governance, fairness in employment, and the prompt discovery and resolution of harassment and discrimination, have made the use of internal investigations a necessary reality for all employers. Littleton Joyce attorneys are experienced in conducting a full range of internal workplace investigations. We work with human resource professionals, in-house attorneys, risk management experts, and ethics officers to effectively gather information, reach findings and conclusions, and make legally sound recommendations for resolving workplace issues.... Learn More
Littleton Joyce provides on-site training to managers, supervisors, and human resource professionals on such employment-related subjects as sexual harassment prevention and response, the art of hiring, managing, and firing within the confines of ever-changing employment laws, conducting effective investigations, and avoidance and response to workplace violence. Our training is tailored to our clients’ industries and empowers managers and supervisors to use the law as a foundation for sound decision-making and reducing the risk of litigation.... Learn More