• Kramer Levin’s Employment lawyers provide practical and proactive counsel to employers, helping them make decisions and take action to minimize their risk of litigation, promote their workplace culture and values, and achieve their specific business objectives. Our team is composed of highly responsive advisers and litigators focused exclusively on employment law matters, and each team member is well-versed in a broad range of employment law issues, able to act quickly and decisively when clients need our help.

    Clients look to us as trusted partners with the necessary understanding of their operations, needs and circumstances to offer pragmatic, real-time answers to their questions. We advise clients ranging from startups to multinational corporations in an array of industries, with a focus on financial services — particularly multinational banks, asset managers, hedge funds and private equity funds — technology and other high-growth companies, and media companies.

    We assist clients with:

    • Day-to-day employment issues, including hiring, termination, employee misconduct, medical leave, disability claims and disciplinary actions 
    • Discrimination and harassment claims
    • Compensation disputes and wage and hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act
    • Employment contract negotiations and litigation
    • Whistleblowing and retaliation claims
    • Drafting of employment policies
    • Noncompetition agreements and protecting confidential information
    • Internal investigations
    • Dispute resolution

    In Paris, we also handle:

    • Employment aspects of mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and other corporate restructuring transactions, including transfer of employees, negotiation of in-house agreements and consultation of the staff representative bodies
    • Social dialogue and collective negotiations (working time, remuneration, pensions and benefits, gender equality)
    • Management of labor relations with staff representative bodies
    • Relations with labor inspection authorities, including on health and safety matters
    • Relations with social security bodies, including audits
    • Executive termination and entrepreneurship
    • Related pre-litigation and litigation cases

    Our lawyers have an impressive record of success in resolving employment-related matters through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation. We focus on providing the highest-quality work, and on delivering it cost-effectively with efficient staffing and extensive partner involvement at every stage.

    Through our membership in the Employment Law Alliance (ELA) — a 50-state, 120-nation affiliation of the most highly regarded employment firms — we ensure premium service for clients throughout the U.S. and worldwide. Our firm is the exclusive ELA representative for New York City, Long Island, and Westchester and Rockland counties.