A profitable business serves the needs of labor, management and the marketplace. But friction between labor and management often causes complications that hurt a company’s competitiveness and threaten the livelihoods of everyone involved. At O'Hara Watkins, we defend the rights of workers to safe, hospitable and equitable employment, as well as management’s right to productivity and performance. Our experience on both sides of labor and employment issues makes us uniquely qualified to assist you with comprehensive and lasting solutions to issues that can poison workplace morale and undermine a company’s success.
We understand that employees often hesitate to confront employers, especially in troubled economic times. Our attorneys empower individuals to receive the justice they deserve. We assist with cases involving:
Federal law prohibits employers from discriminatory practices regarding hiring, promotion, termination, types of assignments and pay. When making decisions, employers cannot legally consider:
By applying extensive knowledge of state and federal labor and employment laws, we use objective metrics to prove or disprove acts of discrimination.
For businesses to plan and expand, operations must be predictable and reliable. Adherence to laws governing labor relations ensures a company’s legal operation. We provide employers with day-to-day compliance counseling and just resolutions to workplace disputes that advance labor relations and further your business success.
Following complex legal procedures takes valuable time away from management’s real job — running and promoting business. We counsel businesses on procedure and fulfillment under labor law, including:
Just as your company retains certain specific responsibilities to its employees, workers are obligated to comply with work policies and legal requirements that affect your business. Incompetent, unethical or unlawful behavior of a worker has potentially devastating consequences. We assist businesses in: