Cline Williams represents employers before state and federal courts, administrative agencies, arbitrators and mediators.  Cline Williams’ goal is to avoid needless employment litigation but once it has commenced, Cline Williams trial lawyers analyze disputes and work collaboratively with the firm’s clients to formulate practical, cost-effective strategies.  Cline Williams strives to resolve lawsuits quickly through motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, or settlement negotiations to reduce the cost and disruption of the dispute to firm clients:

  • Trial of employment claims in both state and federal 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 (“FMLA”), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (“ADEA”), the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, and state fair employment practice acts
  • 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
  • Trade secrets and misappropriation of confidential information
  • Duty of loyalty, unfair competition, tortious interference, fiduciary breach, and other civil claims and workplace torts
  • ERISA and employee benefits litigation

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