Heather Brochin, chair of the firm's Employment and Labor practice, represents employers in employment and employee benefits litigation and counsels them on day-to-day employment law matters. She represents clients in state and federal courts, as well as before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state human rights commissions, primarily in New York and New Jersey.
Heather regularly advises employers with respect to a broad range of personnel issues, including:
• Reductions in force
• Employment discrimination
• Unlawful harassment
• Restrictive covenants
• Wage and hour issues
• Internal investigations
• Executive compensation
• Personnel policies
Heather also has substantial experience negotiating and drafting employment and separation agreements on behalf of both companies and individuals and conducting trainings for employers on various employment law issues. Heather regularly advises clients on the enforceability, meaning and drafting of non-competition, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure provisions and agreements and litigates related issues. In addition, she has handled collection and withdrawal liability disputes between multiemployer plans and employers.
Heather has frequently been published and spoken on employment law issues and been cited in several respected business media, including Law360.
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