Employment & Labor


Stradley Ronon attorneys work closely with businesses to foster trouble-free relationships and avoid disputes with employees, unions and government authorities. Drawing from our depth of both legal and practical experience, we offer custom solutions tailored to each individual workplace. We counsel businesses on how to avoid employment-related issues before they arise. At the first sign of a problem, our clients receive practical, step-by-step advice on how to manage the situation. If a dispute does arise, our lawyers are there at every stage — from investigation to negotiation and, if necessary, litigation. 

Employment & Labor

Our attorneys recognize that employment issues often strike at the core of a business. To meet our clients’ objectives in a cost-effective way, we fully assess the situation from all angles to keep each client’s unique business considerations at the forefront of our analysis.

YOUR Issues

  • Restrictive covenant litigation
  • Wage and hour compliance and litigation
  • Employee discipline and terminations
  • Employment agreements
  • Non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Stock plans, phantom equity and other management incentives
  • Manuals and handbooks
  • Employee privacy
  • Remote/hybrid work policies
  • Vaccination policies
  • Cybersecurity and data breaches
  • OSHA
  • Social media
  • Litigation in federal and state courts
  • Workplace investigations
  • Human resources policies
  • Discrimination claims
  • Hiring practices
  • Sexual harassment
  • Class actions and collective actions
  • Employee disabilities and reasonable accommodations
  • Workplace violence
  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Employment advice related to mergers and acquisitions
  • Governmental investigations
  • Managing employee benefit plans and practices
  • Background checks
  • Mass layoffs and WARN compliance
  • Independent contractors
  • Integration of benefit plans following a merger or acquisition
  • Whistleblower claims


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Representative Matters

We get results for clients in numerous industries, understanding what matters to each client’s business.

  • NEGOTIATED a $2.2 million settlement in favor of a publicly traded company in an unfair competition/restrictive covenant lawsuit
  • SECURED JURY VERDICTS on behalf of a regional transportation authority against employment discrimination and civil rights claims brought by former employees

  • DEFENDED AND SUCCESSFULLY RESOLVED collective action against a hospital involving classwide overtime compensation claims under the FLSA

  • OBTAINED a complete defense verdict and recovered all legal fees on claims lodged by a public company against its former president for fraud and breach of an acquisition agreement.

  • INVESTIGATED, as an independent investigator, claims of sexual harassment alleged against a high-level executive of a business consulting firm

  • SECURED relief from IRS disqualification of a 401(k) plan that had impermissibly excluded part-time employees from plan eligibility

  • GUIDED a global consumer products company in the downsizing of its U.S. workforce, including the termination of thousands of employees across numerous facilities

  • ENJOINED a company marketing director in the materials industry from continuing to work for a direct competitor and secured the return of highly sensitive and proprietary business information

  • COUNSELED a regional health care institution — in a general employment counsel capacity — on a variety of day-to-day employment issues

  • DEFENDED financial brokerage companies against employment claims in court and before FINRA and obtained a multimillion-dollar award in an employment-related unfair competition dispute

  • REPRESENTED a national manufacturing company in a federal and state investigation of wage and overtime practices

  • PREVAILED at a jury trial in defending against discrimination and retaliation claims asserted against an educational institution by its former director



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