Practice Areas

Hajjar Peters’ Labor & Employment practice is led by Chris Wike, who joined the firm from a premier international labor and employment boutique. Mr. Wike specializes in advising businesses on how to navigate the uncertain waters of state and federal labor laws with an emphasis on litigation and counseling. His experience includes representing management from privately-held companies to publicly-traded Fortune 50 companies in all manner of employment matters, from administrative charges to trade secret matters to nationwide collective actions. He also regularly advises employers on their employment policies and procedures, and helps craft those policies and procedures in way that makes sense for the employer’s specific needs and business objectives.

Hajjar Peters has the depth and experience to advise and represent clients in the following types of labor and employment matters:

• Age Discrimination in Employment Act
• Alternative Dispute Resolution
• Americans With Disabilities Act
• Employment Contract Disputes
• Equal Pay Act
• Executive Compensation and Employment Agreements
• Family and Medical Leave Act
• Handbooks and Employment Policies
• Internal Company Investigations
• Restrictive Covenant Issues, Including Confidentiality, Non-Disclosure, Non-Solicitation, and Non-Competition Enforcement
• Reductions in Force and Group Layoffs
• Retaliation Claims
• Sarbanes-Oxley Issues
• Sexual Harassment and Hostile Work Environment Claims
• Title VII and State Law Discrimination Matters
• Trade Secret Defense
• Wage & Hour Issues, Including the Fair Labor Standards Act and State Law Matters
• Whistleblower Claims
• Wrongful Termination

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