Andrew represents companies on a broad range of labor and employment litigation and counseling matters, successfully defending clients in number complex matters before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. A primary focus of his practice involves helping companies navigate the unique employment issues that arise when doing business with the federal government, such as:
• OFCCP compliance
• Creating and implementing affirmative action plans
• Defending OFCCP audits and onsite investigations
• Conducting mock pay equity audits
• Drafting and developing business ethics policies and programs
• Complying with the Service Contract Act, E-Verify, and the Drug Free Workplace Act
• He is also well-versed in defending clients against claims alleging trade secret misappropriation, breach of post-employment restrictions, wage-and-hour violations, discrimination, and retaliation.
Andrew routinely develops practical, proactive strategies to help employers minimize risk on various human resource matters. Andrew regularly advises clients on:
• EEO and diversity
• High-stakes employee terminations
• Executive disputes
• Reductions in force
• Leaves of absence
• Pay equity
• Employee selection processes
• Employment testing
• Contingent workers
• Policy development and application
In addition, Andrew advises on a wide range of employment transactional matters, such as drafting and negotiating executive employment agreements and separations, overseeing internal investigations and audits of employment issues, and conducting employment diligence on mergers, acquisitions, and other corporate transactions.
He has significant experience advising technology and other companies on protecting against the loss of trade secrets, proprietary information, and current and prospective clients. Andrew also represents employers in matters involving union avoidance, negotiating and drafting collective bargaining agreements, handling union grievances, and avoiding and defending unfair labor practice charges.
A growing trend of hostility towards employee noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements has been mounting over the last several years. A number of states have recently issued laws limiting the enforceability of noncompetes, and other states have ...