Employment Law

Employees

GLG represents clients who were wrongfully terminated, either for refusing to commit a crime, applying for workman’s compensation, filing a claim under the Wage Payment and Collection Law, or for reporting health or safety hazards they were legally obligated to report. GLG also represents employees who were discriminated against based upon age, sex, race, religion, retaliation or sexual orientation.

Wrongful termination in Pennsylvania is a hotly litigated topic. Employers are allowed to hire and fire employees “at will” — that is, without any reason and at any time. However, there are some limits to the at-will doctrine, and GLG will make sure that you are compensated for wrongful termination.

At GLG, we expertly draft and review employee contracts, including non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements, as well as severance agreements. If you are contemplating signing an employment agreement, the best thing you can do for yourself is to have it reviewed by an attorney.

Our mission is to guide our clients to take practical action to resolve their claims without resorting to a lawsuit, and to represent them strongly in court when a lawsuit is warranted.

Employers

GLG represents employers in all facets of employment law, helping them to maintain and retain a productive workforce.

We advocate for employees who have been discriminated against based upon age, sex, race, religion, retaliation and sexual orientation, if it’s protected.

GLG also consults with employers and assists them in drafting:

  • Employee Handbooks and Employee Policy Development
  • Workplace Training
  • Employee Contracts, including: Non-Competition, Non-Solicitation, Confidentiality and Severance Agreements

 

At GLG, we are knowledgeable on the difficult issues employers are confronted with on a daily basis. Clients benefit from both our broad exposure to controlling jurisprudence and from our expertise on the cutting edge issues in: employment and non-compete agreements, technology and privacy issues, trade secrets and proprietary information, workplace torts and constitutional law.

GLG also provides transactional advice about the handling of complex issues relating to disputes between partners and shareholders in closely-held businesses.

We advise clients to take advantage of annual audits of their employment practices and policies. GLG’s integrated, multi-disciplinary team of attorneys reviews and updates aspects of a client’s: workplace compliance policies, compensation packages, benefits policies, human resources practices, hiring, employee discipline procedures and termination, and employee handbooks.