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Labor and Employment

Shechtman Halperin Savage, LLP attorneys represent clients in the private and public sectors in a variety of labor and employment matters. Our Labor and Employment Practice Group has experience representing clients at the state and federal level before boards, administrative agencies, tribunals, mediators, arbitrators, and in courts of law throughout New England.

Employee Issues – Our Labor and Employment Practice Group work primarily with management and employers to meet the needs of their businesses while preserving the rights of their employees. We have experience in negotiating, documenting, and administering collective bargaining agreements to satisfy employee groups and unions while maximizing company profits.

When conflicts arise, we help our clients by handling grievances, litigating labor arbitration cases, and representing clients in all types and kinds of employment matters and practices, including the following:

  • Unfair and/or Deceptive Acts or Practices
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Embezzlement and other employee crimes
  • Disclosure of confidential and trade secret information
  • Unfair competition
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • Strike Litigation
  • Construction Labor Law Negotiations

Pensions – SHS is skilled in pension law, and has represented the Retirement Board of the Employees’ Retirement System of the State of Rhode Island as well as the Municipal Employees’ Retirement System of the State of Rhode Island since 2007. We have experience not only in public sector pension issues and pension litigation, but also in reviewing and administering qualified pension plans and litigating a variety of claims, including the following:

  • ERISA claims
  • Pension claims
  • Grievance claims

Administrative and Statutory Compliance – Our attorneys help ensure compliance with administrative and statutory regulations and provide representation, guidance, support, and advice to clients when they are required to appear before administrative agencies such as the Human Rights Commission, Workers’ Compensation Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, OSHA, and more. We are experienced in all areas of compliance-related matters, including the following:

  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Discrimination claims and disputes
  • Drafting, negotiating, and litigating Employment Contracts, Severance Agreements, Non-Competition Agreements
  • OSHA violations/claims
  • Affirmative Action Compliance
  • Employee Handbooks, Manuals, Policies and Procedures
  • Workplace Violence
  • Discrimination in hiring / firing
  • Employee Right to Privacy
  • Labor Disputes / Labor Relations
  • Family Medical Leave Act
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Mediation, Arbitration, Litigation