Our employment and government contracts lawyers assist federal contractors in complying with local, state, and federal law, including the Service Contract Act (SCA) and similar statues, the Rehabilitation Act, and applicable Executive Orders. We assist contractors with issues and limitations relating to hiring former government employees and officials (i.e., "revolving door" and similar restrictions), recruiting and employing former competitor employees (non-disclosure commitments, OCI concerns, etc.), and transitioning incumbent workforce employees to a new contractor. We also defend contractors in employment litigation, including federal and state lawsuits, and arbitrations and mediations claiming wrongful termination, retaliation, breach of contract, discrimination and harassment, invasion of privacy, and "whistleblower" violations.
Our lawyers assist federal contractors in negotiating high-level employment contracts and handling difficult day-to-day employment and termination issues, as well as sensitive matters involving restrictive covenants and trade secrets. We have litigated employment disputes in state and federal courts, representing clients in cases involving a variety of allegations of employment discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination, including violations of Title VII, federal civil rights laws, and state employment laws, as well as whistleblower and retaliation claims, and wage-hour and breach of contract disputes. The firm has represented clients before the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP), the Department of Labor, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and state and local human rights agencies, and can draw on its experience with administrative procedures ranging from mediation through judicial appeals. Our lawyers also work closely with federal contractors to minimize exposure under the SCA, Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act, and other applicable laws, regulations, and executive orders through careful planning and early action before an employment claim is filed. We also assist clients with internal investigations relating to alleged employee misconduct, including ethical violations.