Work isn’t what it used to be. During the last twenty-five years, government regulations, an ever-changing economy, the computer revolution and a new entrepreneurial spirit have transformed our whole idea of what a job means. What used to be a simple contract for hire has become a universe of choices – with both risks and opportunities.
Chamberlain Hrdlicka understands this era of new choices in the workplace and we are ready with an integrated approach to help you deal with them. From executive stock and bonus plans, to hourly dispute resolution plans, our broad experience helps companies answer questions in these areas of the law. Our background in tax matters is the foundation for us to unravel the maze of government regulations and develop effective employee benefits programs for our clients. Similarly, our experience in litigation serves as the base for our results-oriented labor relations practice.
A common theme runs through our work in these areas: we specialize in representing employers in protecting their interests. We understand the work that goes into creating and maintaining a productive workplace, and we have the skills to help keep a company operating at peak efficiency.
Making Your Labor Relations Work
Who owns the workplace? At Chamberlain Hrdlicka, we stand with business owners as they seek to provide a stable, productive and profitable environment not just for themselves, but also for their workers. We represent the full range of employers. Our labor experts handle state and federal administrative and court proceedings at the trial and appellate levels. We have a strong background in employment discrimination, benefits, and wrongful discharge litigation. A growing area of our practice involves “preventive medicine.” We carefully review a client’s employment policies – and identify ways to ward off potential problems under the labor and discrimination laws.
Areas of Expertise
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Chamberlain Hrdlicka instituted the Diversity and Attorney Development Committee, a cross section of our attorneys, in an effort to foster an inclusive environment among its attorneys and staff. The Firm has long embraced the enduring values of opportunity for all, responsibility from all, and a community of all. We further believe that the Firm, and more importantly, our clients will benefit from the many perspectives and talents of attorneys and staff from different backgrounds.
What does diversity mean to Chamberlain Hrdlicka?
Diversity is absolutely integral to Chamberlain Hrdlicka's vision, strategy, and continued success. It is part of the foundation of our law firm culture. Diversity makes Chamberlain Hrdlicka a better, stronger law firm and a better place to work. It enables us to better serve our diverse clients' needs and provide outstanding service to our clients and communities. And as a result, it makes it possible for us to deliver more value to our clients and the communities in which we live and practice.
Chamberlain Hrdlicka recognizes that by making diversity a competitive advantage, we can:
The Firm has set diversity policies and objectives, and measures success with:
Chamberlain Hrdlicka's Diversity Objectives
We have identified four strategic steps for becoming a more diverse law firm:
1. Executive management team takes responsibility for diversity.
We hold ourselves and others accountable. The Diversity and Attorney Development Committee makes recommendations to our Executive Committee and Practice Section Chairs, and helps ensure that our Firm is making measurable progress in:
2. Our associates participate in the Development and Mentoring Program in an effort to ensure that people from diverse backgrounds are in all levels of the Firm.
The Diversity and Attorney Development Committee in partnership with the Executive Committee and Recruiting Committee are accountable for attracting diverse candidates and for developing and retaining a diverse leadership pipeline. We want management to consider diverse candidates for every open position at the Firm. Chamberlain Hrdlicka has a plan for increasing diversity at the management level.
The American Bar Association has recognized that many female and ethnically diverse attorneys cite the lack of training, client interaction, and opportunities to work on meaningful projects as bases for leaving private law firm practice. As such, the Diversity and Attorney Development Committee has developed and instituted a comprehensive mentoring program to ensure that all associates benefit from equal opportunities to develop their legal skills, and that our clients, in turn, benefit from working with highly skilled associates.
Our diversity objectives will be achieved, in part, by instituting and acting upon policies to ensure that all of our team members have meaningful opportunities and resources for developing their skills and talents.
3. We have long-term relationships with diverse communities.
We use targeted marketing to build awareness of client services we tailor to respond to their needs. Some examples of our Firm's relationships with diverse communities include active participation at all levels in the following organizations:
4. We contribute to the diverse communities in which we live and work.
The Firm's charitable giving benefits diverse communities and we partner with many community-based groups. For example, our Firm's attorneys hold leadership positions, volunteer their time, and/or otherwise support the following diverse organizations:
Our Firm's attorneys hold leadership positions, volunteer their time, and/or otherwise support the following diverse organizations:
The Diversity and Attorney Development Committee makes recommendations to our Executive Committee and Practice Section Chairs, and helps ensure that our Firm is making measurable progress in: