Labor & Employment

Employers who are successful in avoiding labor and employment disputes are most often those who possess the foresight to anticipate potential problems before they arise. When the inevitable occurs, these employers are positioned to deal with issues proactively and with confidence. 

A leader in labor and employment law, CSG provides counsel and representation to employers in a myriad of industries. We work closely with our clients to carefully craft compliance programs essential to today’s business environment. These programs, coupled with a well-planned, well-executed contingency process, will result in substantial savings – in time, money and brand equity – compared to the substantial risk and exposure often associated with drawn-out, highly publicized litigation.

Labor Relations

CSG brings to the bargaining table deep practical experience in all aspects of labor management relations in both the public and private sectors, representing employers from newly established businesses to large public companies and State Authorities. Our attorneys also provide counsel in connection with mergers and acquisitions.

Our skilled attorneys provide counsel across the full spectrum of labor matters, including:
  • Negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements
  • Union prevention
  • National Labor Relations Board and Public Employment Relations Commission investigations and proceedings
  • Arbitration and mediation before the NJ State Board of Mediation, the American Arbitration Association and other entities
  • Taft-Hartley Fund matters
  • Litigation of complex federal and state matters regarding ERISA, OSHA, EEOC, ADA, WARN and Pension and Welfare matters at all levels

Employment Counseling & Litigation

CSG’s experienced employment team advises companies of all sizes and provides experienced counsel to help navigate the complex maze of federal and state employment laws and regulations. We help minimize our clients’ exposure to employment claims, including litigation relating to discrimination, harassment or retaliation lawsuits and other potentially costly actions. In cases where litigation cannot be avoided, our seasoned attorneys are prepared to vigorously represent clients in federal and state courts as well as in administrative proceedings before federal and state agencies. Our highly regarded group is recognized annually in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.

Our employment attorneys handle a broad range of issues faced by businesses, including matters relating to:
  • Sexual and workplace harassment
  • Equal pay
  • Age, race, gender, disability and other forms of discrimination
  • Wage and hour disputes
  • Protected leaves of absence under state and federal law
  • Department of Labor and other governmental audits
  • Development and implementation of employment policies, handbooks and other programs
  • Whistleblower or other forms of alleged retaliation
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Employee benefits
  • Insurance defense litigation
  • Breach of employment agreements, including restrictive covenants
  • Putative collective and class actions under state and federal law
  • Preparation and review of employee contracts, separation and severance agreements, confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements and policy statements
  • Employment training programs
  • Employer/employee relations negotiation and counseling