Our Practices

Labor and Employment

Businesses and individuals regularly depend on MH to solve their labor and employment disputes. Our deep bench gives us the flexibility to address our clients’ needs at any level. On one end, we’ll litigate massive FLSA collective actions in courts across the country. And on the other, we’ll argue at emergency hearings to protect trade secrets. Our clients continue to seek our help when it comes to workplace issues because our proven experience and knowhow allows us to advise, counsel, and advocate for them in matters spanning the labor-and-employment spectrum, including:

  • Claims of wrongful discharge and retaliation;
  • Compliance issues involving the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act;
  • Discrimination and harassment lawsuits in state and federal court;
  • Employment contracts and severance agreements;
  • Title VII charges before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and their state-level counterparts;
  • Trade-secret, nondisclosure, and noncompete agreements; and
  • Wage-and-hour collective actions under the FLSA.

Our business clients know that whether the representation involves crafting a handbook on office policies and procedures on the front end, advising an employer tackling sensitive personnel issues in real time, or defending a business in an employment matter that erupts after the fact, McDowell Hetherington’s labor-and-employment experience enables it to resolve workplace issues efficiently and effectively—so businesses can focus on business.

Our individual clients likewise know that our attorneys can help them protect their rights and advance their interests. Employees may hire our lawyers to ensure a safe and open workplace. Executives may hire our lawyers to broker fair compensation agreements and severance packages. Workers may hire our lawyers because they were misclassified as independent contractors.

Representing businesses or people, MH can help.