The attorneys at Cooper & Riesterer understand all aspects of the business process, including the important, but sometimes confusing issues that arise from the employee-employer relationship. Our attorneys provide strategic counsel on all employment-related issues, from employee benefits and contracting to employment litigation. Our advice ensures that employers can successfully navigate the myriad of regulatory hurdles present in today’s employment legal landscape, as well as meet specific employment-related goals and objectives. Our attorneys also provide advice to employees on matters such as compensation plans, severance agreements, and other employment-related issues.
Compliance: The attorneys of Cooper & Riesterer understand that when it comes to employment matters, the applicable federal and state laws are extensive and missteps can be costly. That’s why our attorneys stay up to date on the most recent developments in the wide-ranging laws and regulations governing the employer-employee relationship so that we are prepared to counsel all types of businesses in ensuring compliance with these laws.
Employment Litigation: We understand that preventing employment disputes is preferable to the costs of litigation. However, sometimes litigation is necessary. In those instances, the attorneys of Cooper & Riesterer are prepared to vigorously litigate employment-related claims if necessary. In litigating these matters, our attorneys are able to draw on the wealth of experience in both prosecuting and defending these claims in federal and state courts, as well as before state and federal administrative agencies. Our attorneys tailor our litigation efforts on behalf of a client to the necessities of the situation, as well as the needs of the client.
Non-Compete, Non-Disclosure, and Trade Secrets: Agreements restricting competition with an employer’s existing business by a current or former employee (or business owner following the sale of the business to a new owner), as well as agreements protecting vital proprietary information from disclosure are indispensable to many businesses. The attorneys at Cooper & Riesterer understand the value of these agreements and have extensive experience in crafting agreements that comply with applicable law and meet the specific needs of business owners and others who need to protect themselves again unfair competition or safeguard their valuable trade secrets against misuse. As a result, our attorneys also understand the ramifications of signing these types of agreements for high-value employees and independent contractors as well, which is why we can provide critical counsel to these individuals as well, both prior to and after signing these types of contracts.