Practice/Industry Group Overview
Nexsen Pruet has one of the largest, most experienced Employment and Labor Groups in the Carolinas. With more than 25 attorneys, we provide a comprehensive range of services including advice and counsel, training, and litigation of claims before administrative agencies and in state and federal courts.
We believe the best way to defend against employment and labor disputes is to avoid them, so we also assist clients through proper planning, management training, development of effective policies and practices, and audits that expose potential issues and shape appropriate responses. At the same time, however, our attorneys have the litigation skills to aggressively pursue any matter through trial when it is in the best interests of the employers we represent.
Complete capabilities in multiple areas
Nexsen Pruet's Employment and Labor Group represents management in both union and non-union environments. We have successfully handled matters involving all aspects of the employment relationship, including:
- Arbitrations and mediations
- Business immigration
- Discrimination, retaliation, and harassment claims
- Employee benefits design and administration
- Employee benefits litigation
- Executive contracts and compensation
- Family and Medical Leave Act issues
- Individual employee and class action suits
- Occupational safety and health
- Reductions in force and plant closings
- Trade secret protection and litigation
- Union representation elections and unfair labor practices
- Wage and hour compliance and litigation
- Whistleblower investigations and lawsuits
As Nexsen Pruet has grown, we have applied new technologies that leverage our resources without increasing expense. We continue to reinforce a firm-wide commitment to providing the best, most professional service at the greatest possible value.
Accomplished employment attorneys
Eight members of the group are listed in Best Lawyers in America® and similar surveys, and more than half of the group members have earned the highest possible ranking for legal ability and professionalism.
Nexsen Pruet's Employment and Labor Law attorneys have considerable courtroom experience. We have successfully defended employers in state and federal courts in the Carolinas and also in other regions of the country.
Services that educate and protect
At Nexsen Pruet, we understand that litigation costs significant time and money and distracts organizations from their missions. Our Employment and Labor attorneys, whose overriding goal is to recognize and prevent potential problems before they result in a claim, help clients develop employment policies and training programs, and devise solutions to complex personnel situations.
Full service, full resources
Because Nexsen Pruet is a full-service firm, our clients have access to the complete strength, skill, and resources that go beyond the Employment and Labor Group. With many other practice areas — including antitrust, construction, tax, real estate, corporate, intellectual property, and business immigration — we have the knowledge and capabilities to shape specific solutions to specific problems.
In addition to domestic employment issues, Nexsen Pruet lawyers bring global perspective and skills to their work. Many of our attorneys are fluent in foreign languages. Others help U.S.-based employers manage their overseas workforces.
For additional help, please download our Employer’s Desk Reference for the Carolinas, a general guide to key employee issues that HR managers and other supervisors and executives deal with regularly.