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Employment Litigation

Cline Williams represents employers before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, arbitrators, and mediators.  Cline Williams’ goal is to avoid needless employment litigation, but once litigation has commenced, Cline Williams’ trial lawyers analyze disputes and work collaboratively with the firm’s clients to formulate practical, cost-effective, and winning strategies.  Cline Williams strives to resolve lawsuits quickly through motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, and other dispositive motions to reduce the cost and disruption of the dispute to firm clients, but stands fully prepared to take cases to trial when necessary.

Our services include:

  • Trial of employment claims in both federal and state courts, including claims for breach of contract, wrongful termination, retaliation, wage payment, and unemployment compensation
  • Defense of discrimination and retaliation claims in federal and state courts and before federal, state, and local administrative agencies, including claims under Title VII and IX, sexual harassment, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, and state fair employment practice acts
  • Defense of OSHA and WARN Act claims
  • Defense of class-action and collective action lawsuits under the FLSA and state wage/hour statutes
  • Enforcement of employment agreements, including non-compete, non-solicitation, confidentiality/non-disclosure and severance agreements
  • Litigation relating to the protection, non-disclosure, and misappropriation of trade secrets, intellectual property, and confidential information
  • Duty of loyalty, unfair competition, tortious interference, fiduciary breach, and other civil claims and workplace torts
  • ERISA and employee benefits litigation
  • Fair housing issues, including complaints under the ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Nebraska Fair Housing Act
  • Defense of Title III of the ADA with respect to public accommodations
  • Engagement in alternative dispute resolution (through mediation or arbitration)

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