Complex Employment Litigation
Our seasoned and tenacious attorneys work with employers to manage their workforce and resolve disputes through the most appropriate and cost-efficient means, including internal negotiation, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) or litigation.
With an eye to avoiding future conflict, Waller also advises clients on how to ward off labor disputes through ongoing communication and maintaining up-to-date policies and procedures. Our approach to problem solving balances formidable courtroom presence with the willingness to go to battle. Clients engage us for our reputation as preeminent litigators - they rehire us because we deliver results.
Employee Benefit Disputes
Our ERISA litigation team combines attorneys from several different practice areas - including labor and employment, securities, and tax - to provide comprehensive legal services related to employee benefit and executive compensation issues. We represent employers and plan administrators in matters involving:
Wrongful Discharge Claims
Representing employers in a wide range of industries, Waller attorneys have experience counseling employers on compliance with equal employment opportunity laws and defending a broad spectrum of discrimination, harassment and retaliation lawsuits and investigations. We counsel employers and defend lawsuits brought under state and federal laws, including the:
Labor and Employment Class Actions
Representing employers in class action litigation, our attorneys work to ensure a fair and level playing field for employees and employers alike. Across a variety of industries - predominantly hospitality, retail and healthcare - we have experience handling a broad spectrum of complex, multi-party matters, including those involving wage and hour, discrimination, hostile work environment, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, employee benefit and other claims.
Obtained preliminary and final injunctive relief blocking a logistics employee from joining a competing business as well as poaching employees and customers in violation of a non-compete agreement.
Managed an OSHA investigation for a sports construction company following the death of an employee and managed the mediation efforts and crises plan with management.
Represented a sports construction company in litigation surrounding a former employee’s breach of contract and intentional interference with business, secured a favorable settlement on behalf of the client.