Siegel O’Connor O’Donnell Beck P.C. Practice Areas
For over 50 years, Siegel O’Connor has specialized in management-only labor and employment law, counseling private and public sector management clients on labor and employment issues. We are equipped to meet the needs of employers from small start-ups to multinational corporations, and we have represented clients in a full range of industries.
Our labor and employment practice is recognized nationally. Our attorneys have been featured as Connecticut Super Lawyers for their contributions to the labor and employment law field and listed in publications including Best Lawyers in America and Who’s Who Legal USA: Management Labor & Employment. However, we take the most pride in the excellent results we achieve for our clients.
Our approach is client-focused and results-driven. Our clients consistently trust us with their most sensitive and high-stakes employment and labor matters because we deliver positive outcomes time and time again – in the courtroom, at the negotiation table, and in the boardroom.
A representative list of our practice areas includes:
- Labor Relations Law & Prevention Practices. Siegel O’Connor provides a full range of legal services relating to labor relations including union avoidance strategies, union campaign counseling, collective bargaining negotiations, and preventive labor relations audits. Our attorneys stay up to date on all legal and policy developments in the labor relations world so that our clients’ businesses keep running smoothly.
- Employment Law & Litigation. Our legal team is composed of seasoned employment law litigators who apply cost-effective strategies to avoid employment disputes and minimize disruption and expense when they occur. We specialize in a broad spectrum of employment law matters including civil rights, discrimination, FMLA, employee benefits, independent contract issues, and employee hiring practices.
- Wage and Hour Law.Wage and hour claims are on the rise due to expanded state and federal regulations and increased enforcement. Employers are at risk of significant liability if they run afoul of wage and hour laws. The employment law professionals at Siegel O’Connor have the depth of experience and know-how to ensure your company’s compliance with wage and hour laws and defend any claims that arise.
- Workers’ Compensation. Our attorneys regularly advise employers on workers’ compensation matters and assist clients in navigating the complexities of workers’ compensation coverage and defense.
- Education Law. Siegel O’Connor has one of Connecticut’s preeminent education law practices, serving a host of educational institutions in complex school law matters. Our attorneys regularly advise and represent educators with regard to employment disputes, litigation, grievance arbitration, special education, and student disciplinary matters. The education attorneys at Siegel O’Connor have been involved in several precedent-setting legal decisions that shaped education law in Connecticut.
- Government Regulation Compliance. Our lawyers stay abreast of all developments in employment, labor, and education law, including the frequently-changing landscape of government regulations and guidance. We provide high caliber and cost-effective compliance counseling to our clients in order to minimize regulatory hurdles and keep their businesses running smoothly.
- FINRA. Our labor and employment attorneys are knowledgeable when it comes to FINRA and the regulation of brokers and other financial services professionals. Siegel O’Connor is experienced in the arbitration process and works diligently to secure the best possible outcome for our clients.
- Class Action Litigation. Class action lawsuits pose a unique and significant threat to large employers. The skilled class action litigators at Siegel O’Connor routinely defend clients in every phase of class action litigation. This includes class certification, discovery, class notice procedures, settlement negotiations and approvals, trial, and appeals.
- Appellate Practice. Our attorneys advocate tirelessly for employers at every level, including before state and federal appeals courts where our in-depth knowledge and years of experience give us a distinct advantage.
Siegel O’Connor: A Trusted Name in Connecticut Labor and Employment Law
At Siegel O’Connor, our commitment to the interests of employers sets us apart from other law firms, earning us national recognition and a stellar local reputation. We have the resources to take on complex, bet-the-company litigation, and the capabilities to handle large-scale auditing and compliance projects. However, we also believe in giving each of our clients personalized service. We are able to obtain positive results because we listen to our clients and adapt our representation to fit the unique business needs of each company.
Labor and employment law affects every business, large and small. Each of our clients can feel confident that our team of accomplished labor and employment law attorneys is in their corner when it comes to the issues that affect their business the most.
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Our firm is determined to add value for our clients. To that end, we offer effective advice and representation with a competitive fee structure that keeps legal expenses reasonable and preserves your company’s bottom line.
To discuss your business’s needs relating to any of the above practice areas or have a general question about labor and employment law answered, please contact one of our attorneys.