Practice/Industry Group Overview
Fisher & Phillips LLP is one of the largest firms in the country representing management in the areas of labor, employment, civil rights, employee benefits and immigration law. Since its founding in 1943, the firm has developed and maintained a depth and breadth of expertise that is difficult for most other firms to match. The firm's range of experience and expertise enables its attorneys to bring efficient and practical solutions to today's labor and employment law problems.
The attorneys practice before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in virtually every state. The firm has offices across the country and continues to expand.
The firm takes a businesslike approach to solving clients' legal problems. Attorneys are skilled advocates who are experienced in successfully trying cases and arguing appeals, but also recognize that the most aggressive (and expensive) litigation strategy may not always be the best solution to a client's problem. In every matter the firm handles, the attorneys seek to identify the client's primary business objective, design a solution to fit that objective, and then implement that solution in the most efficient manner possible.
The attorneys place a high priority on being responsive to clients' needs. They recognize that many labor and employment problems arise without much prior warning and require an immediate response, so they return calls quickly and have systems in place to locate attorneys who are away from the office. If needed, they provide a backup attorney who can respond immediately. Attorneys who are principally responsible for a client are accessible around the clock in case the need arises.
Additionally, while courts and legislatures continue to expand the scope of employee rights, Fisher & Phillips recognizes that employers have important rights, too. The attorneys work with clients to maximize their ability to exercise those rights, such as the right to aggressively screen applicants for employment, the right to insist that employees acknowledge that they are employed at will where appropriate, the right to require arbitration of employment disputes, the right to implement comprehensive policies regulating conduct in the workplace, the right to discipline employees where necessary, the right to terminate employees who perform poorly or engage in misconduct, the right to protect trade secrets and proprietary information, and the right to educate employees about the benefits of remaining union free.
Fisher & Phillips has a broad and diverse client base, representing a wide range of public and private employers around the nation. Clients include employers in the agriculture, automotive, banking, broadcasting, casino and gaming, construction, health care, hospitality, insurance, legal and professional services, manufacturing, mining, real estate, retail, technology, transportation, and wholesale and distribution industries, as well as state and local government entities, non-profit organizations, schools, colleges and universities.
Practice Areas: Employee Benefits, Employee Leaves, Employment Discrimination and Harassment, Global Immigration (I-9 Compliance/E-Verify), Labor Relations, Litigation of Employment Disputes, Mergers, Acquisitions and Downsizing, Preventive Services, Special Education Law, Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition, Wage and Hour Law, Workplace Safety and Health.
Practice Groups: Automotive Manufacturing, Dealership, Education, Employee Benefits, Employee Defection and Trade Secrets, Global Immigration, Healthcare, Hospitality Industry, International Employment, Retail Industry, Workplace Safety and Catastrophe Management.