Akerman LLP - HR Defense

Practice/Organization Description

Akerman LLP is a leading transactions and trial law firm known for its core strengths in middle market M&A, within the financial services and real estate industries, and for a diverse Latin America practice. With more than 600 lawyers and government affairs professionals and a network of 20 offices, Akerman is ranked among the top 100 law firms in the United States by The American Lawyer (2015). Akerman also is ranked among the top 50 law firms for diversity in The American Lawyer's Diversity Scorecard (2015).

Akerman's Labor & Employment Practice Group defends employers in virtually every major industry throughout the United States in all types of employment litigation, including class and collective actions, under federal, state, and local employment laws including the Fair Labor Standards Act. The group also represents employers in connection with employment law compliance, labor relations, ADA public access, workplace safety, global workforce issues, immigration, and non-compete and trade secret issues.

Practice Highlights

• Leading law firm defending employers in class and collective actions under the various employment laws including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

• Counseling clients and litigating claims relating to the hiring, discipline, and discharge of employees

• Provide training to human resources professionals, in-house counsel, supervisors, and employees on labor, employment, immigration, and safety law and policies

• Provide training to human resources professionals, in-house counsel, supervisors, and employees on labor, employment, immigration, and safety law and policies

• Advise employers on day-to-day compliance with labor, employment, immigration, and safety laws and regulations

• Provide advice on day-to-day labor/management relations issues and guide employers through legal issues arising during union organizing campaigns

• Advise clients and litigate claims regarding non-compete, non-solicitation, confidentiality agreements, and employer trade secrets

• Represent employers before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and in matters regarding similar state laws

• Advise employers on immigration laws and manage the expeditious processing of non-immigrant visas for clients looking to foreign labor markets to achieve critical personnel needs

• Establish and maintain employee benefit plans such as tax-qualified pension plans, 401(k) and profit-sharing plans, and non-qualified deferred compensation plans, and in representing employers in litigation based on all aspects of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)

Service Offerings

• ADA Public Access Compliance & Claims

• Disability, Medical & Other Leaves

• Drug & Alcohol Testing

• Employee Handbooks, Policies & Forms

• Employment & Counseling Contracts

• Employment Counseling & Workplace Claims Prevention

• Employment Discrimination, Harassment & Retaliation

• Employment Investigations & Audits

• Employment Litigation

• Immigration Planning & Compliance

• Independent Contractor Issues

• Labor & Employment Training in the Workplace

• Labor Relations

• Non-Competes & Trade Secrets

• Reductions-in-Force & WARN Act

• Wage & Hour Issues

• Whistleblower & Retaliation Claims

• Workplace Privacy Rights

• Workplace Safety & OSHA

Honors and Awards

• U.S. News – Best Lawyers: Recognized in the national Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, Litigation – Labor & Employment, and Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law categories

• The Legal 500: Ranked as one of the leading law firms for Immigration in the U.S.

• Chambers USA: Labor & Employment Practice Group ranked in Florida since 2003


One Southeast Third Avenue Suite 2500
Miami, FL 33131-1714, United States

Contact: James S. Bramnick, Labor & Employment Practice Group Chair

  • 305.374.5600
  • 305.374.5095

Areas of Practice
  • Immigration Law
  • Labor & Employment Law
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Colorado
  • D.C.
  • Florida
  • Nevada
  • New York
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin
Number of Attorneys

400+ Attorneys

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