Employment Litigation

Yankwitt LLP’s Employment Litigation practice counsels and defends businesses in employment compliance and litigation. Our clients represent a diverse group of industries, including hospitality, retail, biotechnology, education, manufacturing, financial and professional services, as well as nonprofit and religious organizations.

As trusted advisors, Yankwitt LLP attorneys counsel clients on employment matters, including statutory compliance, employment and severance agreements, and enforcement of restrictive covenants. As litigators who know firsthand the hot button employment issues that often lead to litigation, we help our clients create model agreements and workplace policies that maximize litigation avoidance.

When litigation is necessary, our aggressive trial lawyers draw on their collective years of experience to achieve the best possible results for our clients. We regularly appear before federal and state courts, governmental agencies, and arbitral tribunals on a wide range of employment matters, including class actions, involving:

  • Discrimination Under Federal and State Law
  • Restrictive Covenant Violations (Noncompete, Non-solicitation, Confidentiality-related Claims)
  • Executive Compensation Issues
  • Workplace Harassment and Whistleblower Retaliation
  • Wage and Hour Disputes
  • Family and Medical Leave Act Violations
  • COVID-19-related Employment Issues

Because we are fierce trial attorneys, we successfully optimize outcomes in the most cost-effective manner possible. We believe in smart, lean staffing and focus on targeted and streamlined discovery practices, with an emphasis on dispositive motion practice and defeating class certification. Our goal is always to achieve the best possible settlement – when settlement is in the client’s best interest.

We also represent employees in employment and severance agreement negotiations, executive compensation matters, contract disputes, and False Claims Act and other government and private whistleblower actions. In each case, our intimate understanding of the applicable law, our experience on both sides of employment disputes, and our client-driven litigation approach enables us to advocate aggressively and successfully on behalf of our individual clients in their employment matters.