Prior to entering into a business transaction, it is critical to conduct a labor and employment due diligence investigation. Due diligence is crucial to ensuring informed decisions are made — and it is imperative to assess any workplace issues before making such a substantial investment. At Epstein Becker Green, our lawyers regularly counsel clients across a variety of industries concerning labor and employment due diligence. Representing businesses of all sizes from startups to large corporations, we are committed to helping you avoid risk and protecting your financial interests.
A thorough risk assessment must be undertaken to protect your company before merging with another. This includes looking into its employment practices and assessing its compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. Regardless of whether the deal is structured as an equity acquisition or an asset sale, a buyer may be held liable for employment-related violations or claims. Our due diligence lawyers can evaluate and advise you of any potential risks discovered during investigation — and help you avoid any serious legal ramifications.
As part of our complex due diligence investigation, we assist our clients with reviewing and addressing the following:
- Human resource policies and documentation
- Employment agreements
- Contractual obligations
- Administrative and legal investigations
- Regulatory and financial audits
- Prior labor and employment litigation
- Collective bargaining agreements
- ERISA and benefits programs
- FLSA and EEOC compliance
- Health insurance plans
- Tax obligation compliance
- WARN Act compliance
If we discover noncompliance, violations, or any other issues during the course of our investigation, we will discuss the legal and financial consequences with you — and address the impact it can have on your business. With decades of experience handling mergers, acquisitions, and employment law matters, our clients trust us to help them make the best decisions for their companies.
Comprehensive Approach and Critical Insight
Hidden or concealed issues — such as employment violations — can jeopardize a deal. They can also create liabilities for your company. At Epstein Becker Green, our lawyers methodically and comprehensively approach the due diligence process. With a focus on minimizing impact, we provide skillful counsel for deal negotiations and structuring transactions. Our legal team is also adept at developing and implementing new employment policies or procedures to avert your risk and mitigate your costs.
We work closely with our clients to provide a detailed contract and plan review. Following a full analysis, our seasoned lawyers will propose a strategy to achieve your business goals and objectives in a cost-effective manner. With our multidisciplinary team of lawyers, we offer our clients efficient legal services and reliable counsel for some of the most complex deal due diligence and employment issues.
Extensive Capabilities and Effective Solutions
Epstein Becker Green’s lawyers handle due diligence and workplace matters on behalf of both domestic and global companies on a daily basis. Well-trusted for our depth of knowledge and wide breadth of experience, we can quickly identify obstacles and know how to overcome them to move a deal forward. Understanding that every business has unique needs, our solutions are innovative and specifically tailored to increase the value of your transaction.