Corporate Transactions and Other Services

Corporate Transactions and Organizational Changes

  • Advise clients regarding labor and employment issues arising in corporate transactions and restructurings, including counseling regarding the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act obligations, litigation avoidance and adverse impact studies in connection with significant workforce reductions.
  • Assist both sellers and buyers in corporate transactions to negotiate and draft agreements incorporating protective representations and warranties regarding labor and employment issues.
  • Assist clients in designing and implementing transaction-related restructurings (such as reductions in force and alterations in benefit structures) so as to avoid litigation.
  • Represent sellers, acquirers, lenders, and institutional investors in connection with mergers, sales and acquisitions. Conduct comprehensive investigations of overall employment operations, including analyses of pending or potential litigation exposure, evaluation of sellers’ labor contracts and ongoing labor relations environments, and determination of the impact of collective bargaining agreements, employee benefits obligations, and/or labor and employment laws on acquirers or other parties, such as joint venture partners.

Affirmative Action Programs

  • Assist clients in drafting and implementing affirmative action plans and complying with applicable regulations.
  • Represent clients in Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs audits, including negotiation of conciliation agreements.
  • Represent Fox Valley workers comp

Occupational Safety and Health Issues

  • Counsel clients with respect to the development and enforcement of policies involving existing or potential workplace safety and health hazards.
  • Advise clients regarding government investigations and compliance with laws and regulations, such as those involving Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards and requirements.
  • Regularly advise clients about emerging occupational safety and health issues.
  • Advise clients with respect to policies and potential litigation issues involving workplace violence, repetitive motion injuries, and other ergonomic issues and other known or potential dangers.

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