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Littler Mendelson: Specializing in Employment and Labor Law

August 6, 2015
Littler represents hundreds of restaurant clients, including full-service restaurants and restaurant chains, as well as hospitality employers such as hotels and casinos, and agricultural and food-processing companies. Our work with these employers forms a critical foundation of our practice and we have a dedicated practice group serving the needs of restaurant, hospitality and food and beverage clients.
We represent and counsel these clients on the full range of workplace issues, including wage and hour audits and litigation; labor management issues such as union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations and arbitrations; employment discrimination and harassment claims and lawsuits; immigration compliance; healthcare reform; wellness programs; and training and policy development. We also serve as advisors, counseling restaurant industry employers on personnel management issues, compliance with the FMLA and ADA, reductions-in-force and WARN provisions and other workplace requirements.
Through the experience gained representing these employers, we understand and provide strategic advice to clients on the labor and employment issues that are distinct to the restaurant industry, such as wage and hour laws related to tipping and meal and rest breaks, compliance with state laws regarding restaurant procedures for dictating, supplying and laundering uniforms. We also closely track and help prepare these clients for the latest legislation that will impact them such as the proposed extension of overtime pay rules to certain exempt employees.
Whether it is wage and hour issues relating to tip-share programs, harassment allegations brought by young servers or fraud or dishonesty claims brought against individual restaurant managers, we have experience counseling restaurant employers in managing the many issues they confront or, and when necessary, defending them in litigation.
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