Employment Practices Liability (EPL)

At Goldberg Segalla, we serve the needs of employers of all types and sizes throughout the Northeast and the entire United States. We partner with our clients to manage their day-to-day employee relations issues with an emphasis on preventing litigation. Our attorneys are committed to a team approach that emphasizes working closely with management to assure that its goals and philosophies are advanced. 

When litigation cannot be avoided, we bring our extensive experience working with companies in a variety of industries and employment practices liability (EPL) insurance carriers to defend against a wide range of claims before administrative agencies, in state and federal courts, and through various forums of alternative dispute resolution.

We often represent employers before federal agencies such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, as well as all appropriate state agencies dealing with harassment, discrimination, retaliation, family medical leave, and unemployment. Our team has exceptional experience handling wage and hour claims, wage payment issues, and Fair Labor Standards Act litigation on an individual and collective action basis.

We routinely defend claims involving the full range of employment issues, including:

  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (including Title III)
  • Background checks
  • Civil Rights § 1981 and § 1983 claims
  • Class and collective actions
  • COBRA
  • Collective bargaining
  • Disciplinary proceedings
  • Discrimination claims: Title VII, state, and city anti-discrimination laws
  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Employee benefits
  • Employment agreements
  • Equal Pay claims
  • Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage hour laws
  • False Claims Act
  • Family and Medical Leave Act and state counterparts
  • Handbooks and personnel policies
  • Immigration
  • Internal investigations
  • National Labor Relations Act
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • Older Workers Benefits Protection Act
  • Restrictive covenant agreements
  • Restrictive covenant litigation
  • Retaliation and whistleblower claims
  • Severance agreements
  • Unemployment
  • Vietnam Veterans Employment and Reemployment Act
  • WARN Act and state counterparts
  • Workplace violence
  • Wrongful discharge