Compliance with Employment Laws and Regulations
Harassment, discrimination and wrongful discharge claims
Pension and profit sharing plans
Claims before governmental agencies
ERISA and other employee benefit matters
Drafting and reviewing employment agreements, non-compete agreements and other restrictive covenants
Drafting employee handbooks and policies
Meyer, Unkovic & Scott’s Employment Law Group actively represents clients faced with employment related disputes ranging from discrimination and harassment claims, wage and hour claims, disputes related to employment agreements and non-compete agreements. We guide clients through the administrative process of claims filed with various governmental agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations and the Department of Labor and vigorously represent our clients with litigation claims filed in Federal and State Courts.
The attorneys in the Employment Law & Employee Benefits Group possess a broad range of practice capabilities and experience, including the following:
- Employee Claims & Litigation
- Claims Avoidance & Compliance Assistance
- Welfare Benefit Plans
- Pension & Profit Sharing
We actively counsel clients on compliance with the various employment laws such as Equal Employment Opportunity laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act, WARN Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, ERISA, Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, Title VII, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law, and unemployment matters.
The Employment Group drafts and reviews employment contracts, non-compete agreements and employee handbooks. The Employment Group focuses on keeping employers up-to-date on changes in employment laws and often presents supervisory training seminars regarding compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity laws and prevention of harassment and discrimination claims.
The Employee Benefits Group is an experienced and long-time provider of legal services to private and public sector pension, profit sharing, 401(k), welfare, tax sheltered annuity and deferred compensation plans, with a unique focus on multiemployer plans. The attorneys in the Employee Benefits Group address all of the tax, ERISA, securities and labor law issues related to employee benefit plans. We work with employers, plans, fiduciaries, trustees, benefit consulting firms, third party administrators and other service providers.
The Employee Benefits Group counsels sponsors on the establishment of plans. The Group’s attorneys regularly advise on legal matters related to plan administration, plan investments and compliance with federal and state laws. We draft simple and workable plan documents, trust agreements and summary plan descriptions based on a thorough understanding of employee benefit plans. The Group assists administrators in establishing administrative procedures and preparing participant forms and notices. We review qualified domestic relations orders and prepare model orders and the required procedures. The Group’s attorneys work with administrators on payment and eligibility issues, including benefit denials and appeals.
The Employee Benefits Group provides advice on ERISA fiduciary and prohibited transaction matters and counsel on fiduciary insurance coverage issues. The Group assists plan fiduciaries procedurally on the selection of investment managers and consultants and negotiates and prepares investment agreements. We resolve audit issues and negotiate compliance settlements with government agencies. The Group’s attorneys secure advance letters and rulings from governmental agencies and represent plans, sponsors and fiduciaries before governmental agencies and in the courts.