Oved & Oved LLP represents major corporations and public entities, as well as small and medium-sized businesses and not-for-profit associations, in a wide range of labor and employment-related matters. The Labor and Employment Practice is committed to providing quality legal services to employers, regardless of their size, whether they are involved in routine personnel matters or complex employment litigation.

Our attorneys have extensive experience in representing employers in a wide range of manufacturing operations, banking and other financial services, retail operations, educational institutions, insurance, transportation, communications, hotel and food service, professional services, government contractors, construction, health care and various trade associations.

Our work includes:

  • National Labor Relations Board proceedings, labor injunctions, union avoidance counseling and programs, collective bargaining, and labor arbitrations.
  • Assembling employment manuals and handbooks on behalf of employers.
  • Employment litigation and defending charges of employment discrimination before administrative agencies.
  • Investigating internal harassment claims (e.g., sex, race, and age).
  • Employee terminations and reductions-in-force counseling.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, Family Medical Leave Act compliance, wage and hour laws compliance, and employee handbooks and policies.
  • Drafting and litigating non-competition agreements and other restrictive covenants.
  • Labor and employment aspects of mergers and acquisitions.
  • OFCCP audits and proceedings, and affirmative action plans.

Employee Manuals

Regardless of the size of your business, having an employee handbook that addresses the company’s policies and procedures can be one of the most valuable business documents you will create and use. That being said, an employee handbook is not a one-size-fits-all item. It is crucial to consider and address a number of specific issues when drafting the handbook, such as the company’s size, its locations, the nature of its business, the composition of its workforce, whether its employees are unionized, applicable employment laws, workplace problems that it routinely faces, and the overall corporate culture.

As an employer, you should feel comfortable with the information contained within your employee handbook and know whether you are potentially protected from liability in the face of adversity.

Our attorneys have extensive experience in helping employers assemble a handbook that is responsive to our clients needs and will help them limit legal liability.