Your Workforce. Our Business.SM Today’s workplace is hardly recognizable from a year ago. Remote and hybrid work arrangements, artificial intelligence, and the gig economy are changing how and where employees work. Meanwhile, social movements and equal pay are shaping sweeping policy changes impacting every facet of the employment relationship. At Epstein Becker Green, we focus on these changes every day.
Our Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice is one of the largest and most respected in the United States. Employers across all industries, particularly financial services, hospitality, retail, technology, media, telecommunications, health care, and life sciences, turn to us to help them manage their workplace risks, protect their company’s reputation, and boost their bottom line.
Solutions Tailored to Your Business Needs
No two workforces are alike. Hospitals grapple with different labor concerns than hotels. A tech company incentivizes its talent differently than a financial services firm. We’ve worked alongside general counsel and HR teams in hundreds of workplaces. We know the language, culture, operations, and compensation structures of each industry to pinpoint what drives employer-employee relationships. Clients value our commitment to understanding their specific business goals and our ability to develop workplace practices that resonate with their unique workforce needs.
We’re on Your Team
We serve as business partners to clients, supporting them in managing their workforces (whether unionized or non-unionized) and helping them stay compliant with ever-evolving employment, labor, workforce management, immigration, and benefits laws and rules. Our lawyers eat, breathe, and sleep workplace law, and they’ve handled every type of problem that can arise in the workplace. We help domestic and global businesses quickly spot and fix potential problems in their policies, procedures, and workplace. We also regularly resolve conflicts in and out of court with minimal disruption to a client’s business.
Manage Large Workforces with Confidence
Managing large workforces across many states and jurisdictions can be overwhelming. We draw on diverse experience in law, business, and government to help busy HR teams stay informed about rapidly changing workplace laws and regulations. Clients benefit from our extensive training options and thought leadership updates for preventive best practices concerning anti-harassment and discrimination, diversity and inclusion, workplace accommodations, leaves of absence, hiring, onboarding, terminations, employee mobility, and more.
Stay Ahead of the Curve with Our Enforcement Perspective
Our industry reputation attracts numerous former government officials with policy and enforcement experience to practice at our firm. They use their enforcement knowledge to explain and interpret the key changes impacting our clients’ workplace decisions. Our lawyers have held leadership roles while serving the following government entities:
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- National Labor Relations Board
- U.S. Congress
- U.S. Department of Labor
- U.S. Department of Justice
- The White House
- State and local agencies regulating labor-management relations
We’ve Earned Our Reputation with Results
Each year, dozens of our employment, labor, and workforce management lawyers are ranked by peers and clients in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, The Legal 500 United States, Super Lawyers, and many other publications.
The firm is also consistently ranked among the top in the country by publications including:
- U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” nationally ranked in Tier 1 for Employment Law (Management), Labor Law (Management), Litigation (Labor & Employment), and nationally in Employee Benefits (ERISA) (2021)
- Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Labor & Employment Nationwide, and in California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Illinois: Highly Regarded, New Jersey, and New York: The Elite (2021)
- Vault, Top 15 “Best Law Firms for Labor and Employment Law” (2021)
- Legal 500 United States, recommended in Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation, and Retirement Plans (Design); Labor and Employment Disputes, Including Collective Actions (Defense); Labor-Management Relations; and Workplace and Employment Counseling (2021)
- BTI Litigation Outlook, Litigation Standout in Employment Litigation – Top 15, and Honor Roll in Complex Employment Litigation (2020)