Employment Law

The complexities of the employee-employer relationship include an ever-changing array of state and federal legislation and court decisions affecting the workplace.  Moss & Barnett attorneys help employers navigate the potential liabilities, pitfalls, and challenges of a modern workforce. We understand that employees form the cornerstone of a company, and we collaborate with clients on strategies for regulatory compliance and best practices that support a vibrant and productive workforce. 

Claim Prevention and Employee Training

Moss & Barnett’s employment law team emphasizes the value of prevention. Our practical approach includes counseling and assisting clients with the implementation of policies to avoid costly litigation. We address compliance issues in a way that minimizes their impact on our clients’ current employment and business strategies, and our attorneys offer timely and tested solutions. A list of our comprehensive preventative services is here.

Employer Defense and Risk Management

Despite due diligence and proper precautions,litigation is sometimes inevitable. Moss & Barnett’s employment law trial attorneys regularly defend employment claims before state and federal courts, administrative agencies, and arbitrators.  Our experience includes a wide range of actions, from breach of contract to whistle-blowing and are listed here.

Appropriately assertive in the litigation process, from initial claim through trial, Moss & Barnett attorneys begin every litigation representation with a detailed discussion and risk assessment of the claim. We encourage our clients’  involvement in the formulation of a strategic defense and find that this depth of collaboration facilitates cost-effective and efficient resolutions.

Litigation and Asset Protection  

There are occasions when company assets, such as intellectual property, employees, financial resources, or other proprietary property, will come under threat.  In many of these instances, a timely and proactive approach is imperative. Moss & Barnett’s employment law attorneys act decisively to help clients anticipate threats related to:

• Breach of duty of loyalty and fiduciary duty

• Breach of employment contracts and quasi-contracts

• Breach of non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements

• Collection of past due accounts receivable

• Employee theft

• Injunctive relief

• Misappropriation of trade secrets or other intellectual property

• Separation and termination agreements

• Tortious interference with contract

Full-Service Counsel to Employers

Employment concerns rarely occur in isolation, and our clients often require counsel in related areas. Because we are a full-service law firm, clients gain easy access to our resident legal teams in creditors’ remedies and bankruptcybusiness lawfamily lawintellectual propertymergers, acquisitions, and corporate finance; and wealth preservation. Our internal collaboration with colleagues furthers our ability to add value and efficiency to the solutions we provide employers.