Sullivan Hill’s Employment Law practice includes the representation of corporations, senior executives, board committees and boards of directors in a wide range of employment-related matters. Our clients include private, public and non-profit organizations across a sweeping range of industries.
Addressing litigation risk in our clients’ creation and on-going management of employment relationships, as well as successfully resolving actual or threatened litigation through strategic planning and negotiation, is a principal focus of the firm’s practice. In the event that litigation cannot be avoided, however, Sullivan Hill attorneys work closely with our clients to develop litigation plans that meet their needs and work toward a winning solution. We handle employment litigation involving contract breaches, unlawful workplace harassment or discrimination, unfair competition claims and contract-based employment disputes.
Strategic Advising & Prevention
Our lawyers have experience in advising our clients how to navigate formation, maintenance and dissolution of employment relationships and develop and implement related policies and procedures, including, preparing and implementing employee handbooks and policies, negotiating and producing documents for companies and advising employers on all aspects of hiring, termination, documenting and evaluating decisions.
Affordable Care Act
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, was signed into law in March 2010 and later went into effect on January 1, 2014. The Affordable Care Act represents the most significant regulatory overhaul of the United States healthcare system since Medicare and Medicaid passed in 1965. Sullivan Hill and its attorneys have the knowledge and resources to assist employers in understanding and complying with requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
When a company is in the process of a merger, acquisition, or downsizing, there are many employment law issues that arise. One such issue is the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“WARN ACT”), which provides up to 60 days of pay and benefits to those unlawfully laid off without advance written notice. California has a similar law (Cal–WARN) with different requirements for notice and the size of companies affected.
Sullivan Hill is experienced in representing employers in WARN Act litigation, in both state and federal courts. Our attorneys can assist employers with the compliance requirements, and in the event of litigation, defend employers in lawsuits that are brought under the WARN Act provisions.
Our attorneys handle employment litigation matters at both the trial and appellate level, before federal and state courts, administrative agencies and arbitration tribunals. The firm has experience representing clients ranging from major corporations, to small businesses, to individuals.