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Providing Strategic Guidance and Representation in Labor and Employment Law Matters

The Labor and Employment Law practice at Kaufman Dolowich represents the business and insurance communities in all facets of employment and workplace issues from employment practices liability defense to traditional management-labor matters. Kaufman Dolowich labor and employment law practitioners are known on a national level for delivering superior legal counsel that meets the individual needs and demands of our clients. Our lawyers become part of the fabric of the companies we serve, taking the time to fully understand how our clients’ organizations operate and the complex legal and business challenges they may be facing.

Responsiveness and innovative solutions are the hallmarks of our practice. When challenging employment law and workplace issues arise, companies across the United States rely on our labor and employment attorneys to provide the strategic guidance necessary to effectively and efficiently defend or resolve the matter. Kaufman Dolowich’s success is due in part to the close relationships we forge with our clients. In our view, our role is to serve both as legal counselors and business partners with every client.

We offer a national labor and employment law practice with top-tier attorneys who are well-positioned to deliver counsel in all types of employment-related matters including:

  • Class and Collective Action Defense. Labor and employment class and collective actions, particularly wage and hour disputes, are complex, high-stake matters. Our lawyers are particularly skilled in managing and defending these challenging cases at every phase of the legal process. When class and collective actions arise, we focus on protecting our clients from exposure and work to reach a prompt and favorable resolution.
  • Wage & Hour Compliance and Litigation. Kaufman Dolowich frequently represents companies confronted with investigations and compliance audits by the Department of Labor and its state law agencies’ equivalents. Our attorneys prepare companies for audits, advise clients during the investigation and if necessary, represent clients in subsequent litigation. As a preventative measure, Kaufman Dolowich works proactively with companies to make sure that appropriate policies are in place to avoid potential wage and hour violations and related exposure.
  • Employment Practices Liability Defense. Kaufman Dolowich’s Labor and Employment Law group defends clients in a full range of employment-related claims including sexual harassment, employment discrimination, wrongful discharge and retaliation. We provide strategic counsel and representation to insurance carriers and their insureds, as well as private companies in matters before state and federal courts, the United States Department of Labor, the United States Equal Opportunity Commission, the United States Department of Justice, and state and local agencies and authorities.
  • Personnel Policies, Employment Agreements and Restrictive Covenants. Kaufman Dolowich’s legal team offers companies a wealth of experience in drafting all types of workplace policies, handbooks and employment agreements. Our lawyers also aggressively enforce and defend these policies and agreements in an effort to protect our clients’ most important business interests.
  • Fair Housing Compliance and Defense. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing due to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, and disability. Kaufman Dolowich attorneys have extensive experience assisting landlords and property management companies in complying with their obligations under the Fair Housing Act and also defending clients against a wide array of housing discrimination claims including those under federal, state, and local fair housing laws. Our attorneys represent landlords and property management companies in all areas of fair housing compliance including in federal and state courts, as well as administrative complaints registered with federal, state, and local human rights agencies. In addition, our attorneys can provide fair housing training to help landlords and property management companies avoid discrimination claims and also develop effective policies and procedures to help them stay compliant. 
  • Human Resources Counseling and Training. Our labor and employment attorneys comprehensively train managers and supervisors to avoid conduct that can expose and bind their businesses to liability. We inform and educate clients on how to legally handle potential disciplinary situations, layoffs and general employee complaints. The Firm often acts as an extension of our clients’ human resources departments in this regard.
  • Management-Labor Matters. Our lawyers have extensive experience handling all aspects of traditional labor relations on behalf of management. Whether we are advising a company during a union organizing drive, negotiating a union contract, or litigating an unfair labor practices claim, our clients trust that a Kaufman Dolowich employment defense attorney is well equipped to handle the matter.
  • Whistleblower Claims. A whistleblower claim puts a company at high risk for suffering damages to its reputation. When whistleblower actions arise, our lawyers work directly with our clients to develop a strong and strategic plan of defense. We also offer proactive counsel to help companies develop and implement policies and programs that effectively respond to employee complaints before they escalate into litigation.
Practice Group Leadership
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Partner Fort Lauderdale, FL , Orlando, FL
Of Counsel Hackensack, NJ
Attorney Woodbury, NY
Attorney Woodbury, NY , Westport, CT
Co- Managing Partner, Orlando, FL Office,
Co-Chair of Health Care/Managed Care Practice Group
Orlando, FL
Attorney Oakland, CA
Attorney White Plains, NY , Westport, CT
Co-Managing Partner, Westchester, NY Office White Plains, NY
Co-Managing Partner, Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
Attorney Los Angeles, CA
Partner Los Angeles, CA
Partner Los Angeles, CA
Partner Torrance, CA
Attorney New York, NY , White Plains, NY
Of Counsel San Francisco, CA
Co-Managing Partner of Los Angeles & Torrance Offices Los Angeles, CA , Torrance, CA
Partner Orlando, FL
Partner Orlando, FL
Attorney White Plains, NY
Partner Metairie, LA
Attorney White Plains, NY , Westport, CT
Partner
Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
CIPP/US, CIPM
San Francisco, CA , Oakland, CA
Attorney San Francisco, CA
Of Counsel Orlando, FL
Partner Fort Lauderdale, FL , Orlando, FL
Partner Woodbury, NY , New York, NY
Of Counsel White Plains, NY , Westport, CT
Attorney Fort Lauderdale, FL
Partner Fort Lauderdale, FL
Partner Chicago, IL
Partner New York, NY
Managing Partner of San Francisco and Oakland, CA offices San Francisco, CA , Oakland, CA
Partner
Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member
Chair, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice Group
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Attorney Orlando, FL
Partner Fort Lauderdale, FL
Attorney New York, NY
Attorney Philadelphia, PA
Of Counsel Hackensack, NJ
Partner Philadelphia, PA
Partner San Francisco, CA
Attorney Los Angeles, CA
Attorney Dallas, TX
Of Counsel Philadelphia, PA , Hackensack, NJ
Attorney Dallas, TX
Partner Los Angeles, CA
Partner Torrance, CA
Attorney Woodbury, NY
Co-Managing Partner of Long Island, NY Office
Co-Chair of Labor & Employment Law Practice Group
Woodbury, NY
Attorney Los Angeles, CA
Attorney New York, NY
Partner Oakland, CA
Partner White Plains, NY
Attorney San Francisco, CA
Co-Managing Partner of Philadelphia Office Philadelphia, PA , Hackensack, NJ
Retired Founder
Co-Managing Partner of Kaufman Dolowich
Diversity and Inclusion Committee Member
Woodbury, NY
Managing Partner Connecticut Office
Co-Chair, Labor & Employment Practice Group
Westport, CT , New York, NY , Hackensack, NJ
Of Counsel Los Angeles, CA , Torrance, CA
Co-Managing Partner of Kaufman Dolowich's Florida Offices Fort Lauderdale, FL , Orlando, FL
Partner Philadelphia, PA
Attorney San Francisco, CA
Attorney Philadelphia, PA
Co-Managing Partner of Westchester Office White Plains, NY , New York, NY
Of Counsel Fort Lauderdale, FL , Tampa, Florida
Attorney Fort Lauderdale, FL , Orlando, FL
Managing Partner, Dallas and New Orleans Offices
Co-Chair Labor and Employment Practice Group
Dallas, TX , Metairie, LA
Of Counsel White Plains, NY
Attorney Woodbury, NY
Co-Managing Partner of New Jersey Office
Chair of Commercial Litigation Practice Group
Hackensack, NJ
Attorney Woodbury, NY
Attorney San Francisco, CA
Attorney White Plains, NY
Of Counsel Torrance, CA
Partner Dallas, TX
Partner Torrance, CA , Los Angeles, CA
Attorney Chicago, IL
Attorney Fort Lauderdale, FL
Partner San Francisco, CA
Of Counsel Philadelphia, PA
Attorney Philadelphia, PA
Attorney Hackensack, NJ
Attorney White Plains, NY
Attorney Woodbury, NY , New York, NY
Of Counsel Dallas, TX
Partner Hackensack, NJ , New York, NY
Attorney Fort Lauderdale, FL
Attorney Hackensack, NJ
Partner
Co-Chair of Kaufman Dolowich's Women’s Initiative
Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member
Woodbury, NY , New York, NY
Partner
Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member, Marketing Subcommittee
Woodbury, NY
Partner White Plains, NY
Attorney Woodbury, NY , Westport, CT
Partner Woodbury, NY , New York, NY
Of Counsel San Francisco, CA
Of Counsel Dallas, TX
Partner Torrance, CA , Los Angeles, CA
Of Counsel San Francisco, CA
Partner Hackensack, NJ
Partner
Co-Chair of Professional Liability Practice Group
Hackensack, NJ
Attorney Fort Lauderdale, FL
Attorney Woodbury, NY
Attorney Woodbury, NY
Retired Partner
Partner Hackensack, NJ
Partner Fort Lauderdale, FL
Co-Managing Partner of New Jersey Office
Chair of Maritime Practice Group
Hackensack, NJ
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