Employment Practices

Reger Rizzo & Darnall’s Employment Practices Group has extensive experience in employment and workers’ compensation law. Our attorneys represent a wide variety of public and private sector clients, including hospitals, health care and other professional services providers, manufacturing companies, retail stores, utilities, airlines, educational institutions, state-regulated agencies and commissions. 

Experience

Collectively, our team of employment attorneys has more than 125 years of experience representing both large self-insured entities and private insurance companies in employment matters throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Our attorneys regularly counsel clients on day-to-day workplace issues, ranging from termination scenarios to ensuring that employee handbooks are well drafted and contain essential, necessary provisions. 

We have substantial experience handling cases before state and federal administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Department of Labor, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC). We routinely litigate cases involving Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), wrongful discharge, sexual harassment and civil rights claims.

Additionally, our attorneys have substantial experience defending clients against workers’ compensation claims. We understand the complicated interplay between workers’ compensation and employment law and strive to ensure that our clients’ global interests are taken into account when litigating and resolving claims. Our team routinely litigates the entire spectrum of claims under the Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Disease Acts. 

Services

Our Employment Practices Group represents clients in a variety of matters, including:

  • Workers’ compensation risk management, including coverage, panel lists, rights and duties notices, and proper use of Bureau forms 
  • Discrimination and harassment
  • EEOC and civil rights litigation
  • PHRC complaints
  • Retaliatory discharge in the context of workers’ compensation, Title VII and whistleblowing actions
  • New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) claims
  • Hiring, firing, and disciplining employees
  • Employer policies, including employee manuals, relating to the FMLA, substance abuse, privacy and the  Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Training in FMLA and ADA compliance, sexual harassment, and other employee topics
  • Workers’ compensation matters, including hearing loss, disfigurement, occupational disease, and psychiatric claims
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Unemployment compensation claims
  • Wrongful discharge and at-will disputes
  • Subrogation
  • Separation agreements
  • Restrictive covenants and trade secret agreements
  • Employment and compensation agreements

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