Employers today face both an uncertain regulatory environment and a workforce profile shaped by shifting demographics. Akerman’s national practice provides effective, proactive counsel and representation across the full range of labor and employment issues, including in both trial and appellate work, as well as in sophisticated employee benefits, executive compensation, and immigration matters.

Our labor and employment practice is perennially ranked by leading industry publications, including by Chambers USA, which notes our “extraordinary” approach to client service. We defend companies of all sizes, from multinational Fortune 500 corporations to tech startups and everything in between, in employment litigation—including class and collective actions—under federal, state, and local employment laws.

We draw on a wealth of experience to ensure successful outcomes in matters involving retaliation, non-compete and trade secrets, ADA public access, OSHA, and labor relations, as well as discrimination and harassment claims. For example, we have successfully represented employers in complex matters involving the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). We also provide proactive compliance and litigation avoidance advice.

What We Do

  • Employment litigation and claims defense
  • Employment training and compliance
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Non-competes, trade secrets, and restrictive covenants
  • Labor relations and collective bargaining
  • Immigration planning and compliance
  • Employee benefits and ERISA litigation