Peckar & Abramson’s national Employment Law and Practices Group is devoted exclusively to defending employment practice liability claims and directors and officers in errors and omissions claims.
Our clients respect the diligent, effective and strident defense of their interests that we regularly provide — and the Results we deliver — when Employment Practices or D&O claims arise.
In recognition of the depth of our Employment Law and Practices Group in insurance defense, numerous carriers have endorsed Peckar & Abramson as their select panel counsel to defend professional liability claims. Our clients often insist to their insurance providers that P&A is preselected to serve as their defense counsel.
Because we work closely with underwriters, adjusters, carrier representatives, risk managers, consultants, brokers and insureds, we are able to deliver effective claims management and risk control services to address claims quickly and cost effectively. Our experience with this diverse clientele allows us to see every dispute with a 360-degree perspective.
We focus on the early evaluation of claims, and aggressively obtain mitigation information in order to swiftly and effectively assess liability. This allows us to develop strategies to make Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedures more effective and drive down the cost of traditional litigation.
Insurance carriers also call upon the skill of our Employment Law and Practices Group for mediation, arbitration and litigation in order to monitor outside counsel on a national level. We help ensure that claims are being pursued efficiently and cost-effectively. We also keep carriers apprised as to the status of claims and ensure that legal billing and reporting guidelines are being met.
Our Employment Law and Practices Group draws upon its significant experience in offering both insureds and non-insureds comprehensive employment practice audits focusing on ways to minimize the risk of employment-related lawsuits; reduce employment-related costs; and improve productivity, efficiency, morale and retention. These legal compliance and litigation avoidance practices include strategic, preventative compliance advice to in-house counsel, human resources professionals and senior management.
Restrictive covenants, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, and the pursuit and protection of confidential information are vital to any business. Litigation concerning misappropriation of trade secrets and proprietary information makes up a large percentage of the lawsuits being filed in both state and federal courts.
Peckar & Abramson provides legal compliance and counseling services to clients on such employment issues as:
Peckar & Abramson’s Employment Law and Practices Group understands the value of protectable interests. We offer clients a unique business best practices program that includes:
Peckar & Abramson’s Employment Law and Practices Group provides valuable advice and counseling to clients on a wide variety of workplace matters with the goal of avoiding litigation and finding workable solutions to complex employment problems. We work to minimize your costs without compromising the quality of our representation.
When a dispute cannot be resolved between the parties, or when ADR is unsuccessful, our litigation attorneys are experienced trial counsel and routinely appear at the national level before administrative agencies, and in state and federal court as well as appellate courts.
In response to increasing employment litigation, companies, courts, fair employment practice agencies and insurance carriers are increasingly turning to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) as an alternative to litigation.
ADR, when implemented appropriately, is an effective tool for both management and employees. ADR, similar to litigation, requires a careful understanding of the facts in order for counsel to evaluate all of the legal issues, make recommendations and develop comprehensive strategies to reach an amicable resolution.
Peckar & Abramson’s Employment Law and Practices Group has significant national experience in dispute resolution to resolve cases efficiently and cost effectively, without compromising the interests of the company.
Structured ADR, whether it is mediation, arbitration or a hybrid of the two — and whether court ordered, contractual or through a third party neutral — requires experienced attorneys who know how to properly evaluate a case before litigation costs take over and make early resolution prospects less likely. At Peckar & Abramson, we strive to achieve a workable solution to your employment needs, which allows you to then focus on your business.
Our Employment Law and Practices Group has successfully defended class action and other multi-plaintiff suits involving breach of contract, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, retaliation, failure to accommodate, whistleblowing, tortuous interference, age and other protected classifications under different statutes or common law principles.
Peckar & Abramson’s well-respected national wage and hour defense practice defends wage and hour class action lawsuits and investigations by the United States Department of Labor and other agencies. We also train companies in all facets of compliance audits, payroll practices and procedures as well as proper classification of employees.
Peckar & Abramson’s Labor Law Group provides labor counseling to employers and assists management through aggressive response efforts to avoid labor disputes and promote effective employee-employer relations.
Whatever your industry, Peckar & Abramson is dedicated to meeting the legal needs of management by delivering results and excellent customer service. At Peckar & Abramson, personal attention to clients is prompt, responsive and efficient.
We represent public, private and closely held companies and partnerships, for profit and nonprofit organizations, and franchisees, from the Fortune 100 to smaller and mid-size companies in diverse industries, including:
We offer a variety of services including:
Peckar & Abramson has earned a national reputation as a leading employment law firm and partners with its clients to keep them informed about trends that may affect their business. As you contemplate your current and future needs, we hope that you will select Peckar & Abramson: the law firm that delivers tomorrow’s solutions today.
Effective May 10, 2020, the City of New York enacted a law prohibiting most public and private employers from testing prospective employees for marijuana pursuant to a pre-employment drug test. The prohibition was added as a new basis of unlawful employment discrimination pursuant to the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL” – Section 8-107, […]
The Government is Here to Help You – Be Careful: Best Business Practices in the Post-COVID World. Presentation in conjunction with Guidepost Solutions LLC on May 14, 2020.
The article “Is My Lawyer a Robot? Technology’s Impact on Professional Services,” written by Adam P. Handfinger, Co-Managing Partner of Peckar & Abramson’s Miami office, and Rob M. Drover, Vice President of Business Solutions at Marcum, was published in the Daily Business Review/Law.com on May 14, 2020. Adam and Rob discuss the readily available technologies […]
On Wednesday, May 13, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued Executive Order 142 providing for the resumption of non-essential construction projects in New Jersey as of Monday, May 18, 2020 at 6 a.m. Paragraph two of the Order, which can be viewed here, includes mandatory health and safety protocols to be followed. For a […]
Frank Hess, Senior Counsel with Peckar & Abramson’s Construction and Infrastructure practice, passed away on May 3, 2020 at the age of 61. Frank was known at P&A and by peers in the New Jersey and New York construction bars as a gifted attorney, trusted colleague, and tenacious litigator who possessed a high degree of […]
Over the next several weeks and months construction projects that had been shuttered will be restarted and new projects will be commenced. This Alert provides a checklist of issues that should be considered before starting or restarting such projects. These issues are drawn from lessons learned on “essential” projects that continued in hard-hit areas, guidance […]
Jerry Brodsky was quoted in an article titled, “Florida’s plan to build 330 miles of new toll roads,” which appeared in Florida Trend Magazine on April 27, 2020, and discussed the state’s interest in developing three new corridors stretching into rural parts of the state. Brodsky’s comment concerned Florida’s strong reputation internationally as a business […]
All of us practicing law during these interesting times have come across situations in which we must apply long-standing rules to unique and ever-changing fact patterns. An example of this occurred in Vasquez v. City of Idaho Falls, Case No. 4:16-CV-00184-DCN (D. Idaho Apr. 13, 2020). In that case, the plaintiff’s racial-discrimination and retaliatory-discharge claims were […]
Stephen Katz, Chair of Peckar & Abramson’s Corporate Law Practice, participated in a Q&A forum on May 6 with AJ Sercombe of Lockton Companies, answering various questions related to PPP and the CARES Act. To watch the recording, click here.
COVID-19 Construction Update: Claims and Related Coverage Issues. Presentation in conjunction with Saxe Doernberger & Vita on May 6, 2020.
For many years now, we have seen hackers break into, hold for ransom, and destroy the IT systems of well-known finance, health care, and retail giants. During that same time, the construction industry, along with many other industries, may have felt a certain false sense of security that hackers were not (or at least seemingly […]
As one of three founding members of CONSTRULEGAL®, we are pleased to share CONSTRULEGAL®’s first COVID-19 Alert. The alert includes three articles by founding members discussing the impact of COVID-19 on the construction industry, including “COVID-19: Lessons Learned from the Frontlines in New York, New Jersey and Around the U.S” by Peckar & Abramson Partners […]
Peckar & Abramson, PC (P&A) is pleased to announce that the firm has again been recognized by Chambers & Partners USA in the area of Construction Law at the Band 1 level Nationwide, the highest level. P&A stands alone in its distinction of being named a Band 1 firm in Construction Law nationally each year […]
“Construction Cyber Hygiene: A Staple in Today’s Infectious World,” written by Richard Volack, Chair of Peckar & Abramson’s Cyber Security & Data Privacy practice, was published by Construction Executive on April 22, 2020. Richard discusses some of the more recent social engineering, phishing, data security and ransom ware attacks that have arisen around COVID-19 and […]
Mark Berry and Sabah Petrov‘s article, “Make Certain Drone Policies Also Manage Risk,” was published by Construction Executive on April 15, 2020. Mark and Sabah discuss how conformity with FAA regulations is just the start to a robust and legally compliant UAS program for contractors deploying unmanned aerial systems (UAS or drones) in their construction […]
Managing Subcontractor Default Risks During COVID-19: Part 2. Presentation in conjunction with FMI, Markel, and Hudson Insurance Group on April 21, 2020. To view the webinar recording or download the presentation slides, click here.
Gregory Begg, Co-chair of Peckar & Abramson’s Labor Relations and Employment Law Practice, recently answered Construction Dive readers’ coronavirus legal questions as part of the publication’s “April Mailbag” feature. Questions include: (1) How does a contractor safely know if his or her projects are essential? (2) Are there penalties on essential government projects if a […]
On April 17, 2020, the Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (“CISA”) issued Version 3.0 to the Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce, which originally was published on March 19, 2020 (“CISA Guidance”). One key aspect of Version 3.0 is additional clarification on whether construction is essential. During the COVID-19 response, State […]
National Association of Surety Bond Producers – Let’s Get Surety Podcast: Taking A Closer Look at Force Majeure Clauses in Today’s Environment. Listen on Apple Podcasts here.
GWP Constructing Brands Podcast: Navigating the CARES Act with Stephen Katz. April 2020. Learn more about the podcast episode here.