Jillian de Chavez-Lau partners with clients to help them navigate the employment law issues they face in litigation or in their day-to-day business. Employers rely on Jillian to defend them in a wide range of cases in federal or state court and administrative agencies that involve claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour violations. She also assists with workplace investigations of allegations of employee misconduct.
A trusted advisor, Jillian regularly counsels employers on many facets of the employment relationship, such as pre-employment considerations and hiring, workplace safety, paid leave laws, reasonable accommodations, employee discipline, terminations, and separation agreements. Clients count on Jillian to draft and review their practices and procedures, such as employee handbooks and stand-alone policies, to ensure compliance with applicable law and best practices. She also monitors various employment law developments and trends to help clients stay abreast of changes at the federal, state, and local levels affecting their business.
Before joining Epstein Becker Green, Jillian was a litigation attorney at an international law firm.
While attending law school, Jillian served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Cheryl E. Chambers of the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department.