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Employment & Labor Due Diligence

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Mercedes Colwin


Our Employment and Labor Teams frequently support corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, outsourcing, and similar projects. Our experienced lawyers collaborate closely with clients across various practice areas, such as corporate, privacy, tax, employee benefits, finance, securities, and private equity. This cross-practice experience allows us to close deals effectively, develop innovative solutions to unique challenges, and provide comprehensive post-closing guidance.

Our team conducts thorough reviews and analyses of contracts and plans, identifying potential issues and developing strategies to address liabilities or vulnerabilities. Our services include:

  • Risk analysis for pending and threatened litigation
  • Wage and hour audit/compliance
  • Dispute resolution provisions
  • Noncompete, confidentiality, and trade secret clauses
  • Change in control and successor provisions
  • Executive compensation and incentive packages
  • Independent contractor and consultant agreements
  • WARN obligations
  • New hire programs for rank and file
  • Benefit planning and transitions in both union and non-union environments
  • Labor-management relations, covering:
    • Strategic options
    • Successor obligations
    • Union-free strategies
    • Collective bargaining
    • Relationship building
    • Employee information and persuasion programs.

We assist in drafting and negotiating various agreements and documents, including:

  • Executive contracts
  • Collective bargaining agreements
  • Employee benefit plans
  • Employment policies and practices, including handbooks
  • Non-union, union, and executive agreements
  • Indemnification provisions related to labor, employment, and benefits
  • Purchase agreements, covering:
    • Warranties
    • Representations
    • Adoption
    • Privacy and personnel records.

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