Employment & Labor

Reavis Page Jump LLP has a vibrant employment and labor practice of which we are very proud. Our firm’s lawyers are experienced in representing both individuals and organizations in all aspects of the employment relationship. Unlike many other firms, we represent both employers and employees and can thus bring to bear a broader and more nuanced perspective in solving our client’s problems. For employers, our practice ranges from documentation of employment agreements, preparation of company handbooks, policies and training procedures, general counseling of companies regarding their overall employment practices and representing them before regulatory agencies, arbitration panels and courts. For our individual clients, we negotiate and prepare employment contracts, independent contractor or consulting arrangements and severance agreements. We also have particular expertise in resolving all types of employment disputes through counseling, negotiation, mediation and, if necessary, arbitration or litigation. Some specifics of our practice are listed below.

Employment Agreements
Our lawyers collectively have decades of experience in crafting and documenting employment and related types of arrangements. We have prepared complex, as well as more streamlined, documentation for all types of entities and individuals in a wide variety of industries. We are particularly familiar with drafting or addressing the following:

  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Compensation and severance arrangements

Policies, Trainings & Investigations
Our firm’s lawyers are experienced in the preparation of documentation, such as employee handbooks, policies and compliance manuals. We have developed training programs for personnel, managers, human resources professionals and senior executives concerning employment practices and legal constraints. We serve our business clients by investigating alleged instances of workplace violations and harassment and preparing reports, on the basis of which workplace decisions can be made.

To learn more about training programs for your company or to schedule trainings for your employees, please contact Deena R. Merlen by email at dmerlen@rpjlaw.com or by calling our offices at 212-763-4100 (NY) or 203-653-4422 (CT).

Regulatory Proceedings
We have represented both companies and individuals before governmental regulators in connection with a variety of employment issues, such as:

  • Wage and hour claims
  • Discrimination claims
  • Harassment claims
  • Whistleblowing claims

Our lawyers have strong relationships with entities like the Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, which allows us to pursue efficient and fair resolutions for our clients.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Our firm has broad experience in dealing with employment disputes from the perspective of both the employer and employee. At the outset, our lawyers are experienced in conciliation and dispute resolution techniques to address workplace issues before they progress to acrimonious, costly and painful disputes. But we are also skilled in the mediation, arbitration and litigation of all types of employment claims before a variety of tribunals, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, FINRA, private arbitration tribunals such as JAMS, as well as the state and federal courts. We have particular expertise in discrimination, harassment and whistleblowing law.

For more information about our Employment & Labor practice, we invite you to contact: