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Workplace Policies, Procedures & Training

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Rankings & Honors

  • Recognized nationally as a Tier One firm—the highest possible ranking—in “Employment Law—Management” and “Litigation—Labor & Employment” by U.S. News/Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” Our employment group is also recognized in every metropolitan area we practice
  • Employment attorneys ranked as leading lawyers in their fields by Chambers USA/Global
  • Ranked by Law360 as an Employment 100 firm
  • National and metropolitan honors from publications like Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, and other directories and publications


Our predictive and proactive employment counsel helps corporations forecast upcoming workforce challenges and capture the opportunities that lie ahead.

Our approach

Work has transformed—mobile accessibility, flexible work schedules and a global, round-the-clock mentality continue to shape how employers manage their workflow and workforce.

Developing workplace policies sets the tone for how your business operates and evolves. Well-crafted procedures promote priorities and encourage new behaviors.

If left untouched, though, poorly planned policies and procedures can lead to costly and damaging disputes. We’ve seen the benefits of proactive planning and training and help our clients hone best practices in the workplace.

How it works:

Taking the time to understand how your workplace functions, we draw from your culture to develop employment practices that strengthen your business goals. We’re there from start to finish, guiding you through the entire employee life cycle.

From creating employment handbooks, to offering advice and counsel, to providing training on emerging trends, we’re on call to provide accessible and real-world advice 24/7.

Who we work with

  • In-house counsel, senior management and HR professionals looking for cost-effective guidance, as well as supervisors, team leads and others who will benefit from increased legal awareness

Media Clips

  • Company Social Media Accounts—Who Owns Those Twitter Followers?
    Forbes | February 18, 2013

    San Francisco Labor & Employment associate Renée Jackson discusses employee versus employer “ownership” of company social media accounts in this Q&A.

  • Does Your Social Media Policy Need a Rethink?
    Crain's New York Business | November 16, 2012

    Long Island and New York City Labor & Employment partner Chris Gegwich discusses tips for employers regarding their social media policies.

  • NLRB Limits Restrictions on Workers' Social Media Use
    Rochester Business Journal | September 14, 2012

    This column, coauthored by Rochester Global Business & Transactions partner Jeff LaBarge and San Francisco Labor & Employment partner Kent Jonas and associate Renée Jackson, addresses the limitations on employees’ social media use.


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Major revisions to Cal/OSHA's heat illness prevention standard
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The rise in challenges to unpaid intern status
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Oakland joins growing trend — paid sick leave begins Monday, March 2
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NY to raise tipped minimum wage to $7.50 per hour
Employment Law Alert | February 25, 2015

Revenge Proves Its Own Executioner[1]: Employment retaliation claims on the rise
Employment Law Alert | February 18, 2015

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California says think twice before using temporary workers or others from staffing agencies and other labor contractors
Employment Law Alert | January 27, 2015

Governor Deval Patrick signs new "Parental Leave Bill"
Employment Law Alert | January 21, 2015

"Change, Change, Change" for Cal/OSHA in 2015
Employment Law Alert | January 8, 2015

When Duty Calls: New York enacts labor law requiring leave for first responders
Employment Law Alert | January 7, 2015

So close, yet so far — the bill amending the New York Wage Theft Prevention Act still not signed
Employment Law Alert | December 12, 2014

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NP Privacy Partner | November 21, 2014

Appeals Court affirms $1.4M jury verdict against Walgreen Company
HIPAA Alert | November 19, 2014

Will Massachusetts employers be required to provide paid sick days?
Employment Law Alert | October 31, 2014

From flu season to Ebola: what employers need to know
Employment Law Alert | October 16, 2014

Supreme Court to decide whether employees must explicitly request accommodations for their religious beliefs
Retail Alert | October 14, 2014

California's paid sick leave law — no get well card for employers
Employment Law Alert | September 18, 2014

MA mandates domestic violence leave
Employment Law Alert | September 9, 2014

State of the FLSA
Employment Law Alert | September 2, 2014

No cutting out: California employers must reimburse all cell phone expenses
Employment Law Alert | August 18, 2014

"The box" is banned
Employment Law Alert | August 14, 2014

New Jersey follows national trend and "bans the box" on initial employment applications
Employment Law Alert | August 13, 2014

New York passes legislation protecting interns
Employment Law Alert | July 29, 2014

EEOC issues new guidance on pregnancy discrimination: what employers need to know
Employment Law Alert | July 21, 2014

Retailers and other businesses breathe a sigh of relief: Court rules Target not required to have AEDs
Retail Alert | July 10, 2014

What will New York's Medical Marijuana Law mean for employers?
Employment Law Alert | June 23, 2014

Does the NLRB believe it's an "überagency?"
Employment Law Alert | June 23, 2014

Will large retailers (and others) be required to install and use emergency medical equipment?
Retail Alert | June 4, 2014

City of Rochester, New York, becomes latest jurisdiction to "ban the box"
Employment Law Alert | May 27, 2014

"It's getting hot [out] here…"
OSHA Alert | May 16, 2014

Wearables in the workplace: three traps for unsuspecting employers
Employment Law Alert | May 6, 2014

"Encryption is your best defense": covered entities agree to pay over $2 million for stolen unencrypted laptops
HIPAA Alert | April 24, 2014

Court holds employees may decline to use family and medical leave
Employment Law Alert | April 8, 2014

The New York City Human Rights Law amended to protect unpaid, non-employee interns from discrimination and harassment
Employment Law Alert | April 2, 2014

Webinar Recording: Are you ready for the NYC Earned Sick Time Act?
Originally recorded March 21, 2014 | March 27, 2014

San Francisco "bans the box" and restricts criminal background checks
Employment Law Alert | March 14, 2014

How friendly is the new San Francisco Family Friendly Workplace Ordinance?
Employment Law Alert | March 12, 2014

Supreme Court interprets Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower protection to reach employees of public company's private contractors
Financial Services Alert | March 6, 2014

Self-destructing text messages for business professionals? There's an app for that.
Employment Alert | February 4, 2014

Top five tips for employer documentation in an "age of connectivity"
Employment Law Alert | January 21, 2014

Pregnancy accommodation: What employers need to know about recent amendments to the New York City Human Rights Law
Employment Law Alert | January 16, 2014

NY State's highest court finds health care clinic is not liable for nurse's disclosure of patient information
Health Alert | January 13, 2014

The Labor and Employment Law crystal ball: Trends and developments for 2014
Employment Law Alert | December 27, 2013

The trend towards increasing minimum wage continues–this time in New York
Employment Law Alert | December 20, 2013

California Employment Legislation: What's New for 2014?
Employment Law Alert | November 12, 2013

Indefinite leave of absence: A reasonable accommodation under the New York City Human Rights Law?
Employment Law Alert | October 23, 2013

New York State DOL Publishes Final Regulations Regarding Permissible Wage Deductions
Employment Law Alert | October 22, 2013

Rhode Island becomes most recent state to "Ban the Box"
Employment Law Alert | July 29, 2013

Rhode Island law extends temporary disability benefits to caregivers
Employment Law Alert | July 15, 2013

Will the EEOC attack your use of criminal background checks?
Employment Law Alert | July 9, 2013

DOMA is (mostly) done. What U.S. v. Windsor means for employers
Employment Law Alert | June 28, 2013

San Francisco proposes mandatory flexible working arrangements
Employment Law Alert | June 20, 2013

Webinar Recording: Your Company's Online Reputation—Rights & Risks of Employees Using Social Media
Originally recorded June 3, 2013 | June 12, 2013

New York City Council enacts mandatory paid sick leave bill
Employment Law Alert | May 23, 2013

New York State DOL publishes proposed regulations regarding permissible wage deductions
Employment Law Alert | May 17, 2013

Court strikes down NLRB's Poster Rule
Employment Law Alert | May 8, 2013

Workplace agencies impacted by the sequester
Employment Law Alert | April 30, 2013

NLRB finds online discussion between non-union employees "protected activity"
Employment Law Alert | January 3, 2013

Five New Year's resolutions for employers
Employment Law Alert | January 2, 2013

Recent NLRB decision leaves employers in a precarious position between possible ULP or sexual harassment liability
Employment Law Alert | October 9, 2012

NLRB issues first decision regarding "online discussions" and ALJ issues decision regarding social media policies
Employment Law Alert | October 2, 2012

New Hampshire law to require employers to disclose non-competition agreements
Employment Law Alert | June 18, 2012

Employers take note: new EEOC guidance on criminal records in employment
Employment Law Alert | May 22, 2012

Brinker sequel: no attorney's fees allowed on California meal and rest period claims
Employment Law Alert | May 7, 2012

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Workplace Policies, Procedures & Training