John manages relationships with global companies— including well-known retailers, manufacturers, and financial institutions to ensure their legal needs are proactively met. John counsels in the design of employment policies— and their implementation into practice—through proactive audits and industry tailored workplace training. John trains to employer audiences ranging from highest level officers and boards of directors to entry level rank and file on a host of relevant topics. He also conducts internal investigations including in response to highly sensitive harassment complaints.
John also regularly advises employers on how to prevent and defend discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation complaints;mitigate wage and hour risk; effectively manage performance and conduct; as well navigate LGBT+ workplace concerns and the interplay among the ADA, FMLA, and paid-leave laws.
John defends employers in high profile class and/or collective actions arising under the FLSA and related state wage and hour laws; as well in response to single-plaintiff claims of discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation, brought in state and federal courts and administrative agencies.
- Wage and hour litigation and compliance
- Single plaintiff employment litigation
- Employment counseling and management training
- Employment audits and risk mitigation
- LGBTQ-related counseling and litigation