Our lawyers counsel and represent employers in every area of employment law. We work in partnership with clients to carry out management objectives and reduce legal risk by providing counsel and training on all aspects of the employer/employee relationship.

Our Services

We provide counseling and training to employers, in-house counsel and human resource professionals on all employment law related matters, including:  

  • Hiring and termination issues
  • Discipline
  • Wage and hour compliance
  • Layoffs
  • Child labor law
  • Offer letters
  • Employment contracts
  • Severance agreements
  • Personnel policies
  • Reasonable accommodation
  • Anti-discrimination laws
  • Whistleblower protection
  • Workplace privacy
  • Drug testing
  • Family and medical leave
  • Workplace safety
  • Litigation 
  • Compliance audits and investigations
  • Non-compete

Our Team

Our employment lawyers represent employers across all industries and around the country. We offer counseling and training on state and federal laws relevant to the employment relationship, helping to ensure our clients are in compliance with these laws. Our lawyers have decades of experience with guiding employers through their interactions with employees. We work with clients to achieve their desired results, such as recently guiding an employer through large-scale layoffs and office closures while avoiding litigation. We also have secured favorable outcomes in court, including obtaining complaint withdrawals, summary judgment rulings, and jury verdicts in our clients’ favor in discrimination litigation.   

    • Experience
      • Serving as outside employment counsel for a national company, advising in-house counsel and human resources professionals on all aspects of employment law including due diligence, hiring and termination issues, wage and hour compliance, risk management, and other employment-related matters.

      • Serving as outside employment counsel for the Northeast region of a national truck rental company for all areas of the employment relationship.
      • Serving as outside employment counsel for national fluids testing company with laboratories across the US for all multistate employment matters including investigations, wage and hour compliance, individual terminations and mass layoffs, electronic record keeping issues, and all other risk-management matters.
      • Ongoing representation of numerous employers in internal audits and federal and state governmental investigations focusing on wage and hour compliance including white collar exemptions to the overtime regulations and child labor violations.
    • News
      • November 1, 2019

        Robinson+Cole Receives 33 First-Tier Metropolitan Rankings and Four National Rankings in Latest U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”

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      • October 18, 2018

        51 Robinson+Cole Lawyers Recognized by Super Lawyers®

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      • September 28, 2018

        Earl Phillips, Jon Schaefer, and Abby Warren Author Scrap Magazine Article on Physical Ability Tests

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      • December 13, 2017

        Rachel Kushel Co-presents on Labor Grievance Processing

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      • November 28, 2017

        Alisha Sullivan Presents on Women in the Law Program at Quinnipiac University

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      • November 27, 2017

        Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson Presents on HR Issues at NBI Workshop

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      • October 4, 2017

        Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson Speaks at Annual AWI Seminar

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      • August 15, 2017

        Fifty-Nine Robinson+Cole Lawyers Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

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      • November 11, 2016

        Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson Presents at AWI Annual Conference

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      • August 15, 2016

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017

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      • August 18, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Receives Top Listing in Connecticut Lawyer Count in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016

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      • July 7, 2015

        Britt-Marie Cole-Johnson Presents to SHRM Western CT Chapter

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      • July 1, 2015

        Robinson+Cole Lawyers Write Article for Journal of Health & Life Sciences Law

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      • May 15, 2014

        Robinson+Cole Boosts Metro New York Employment Practice with Addition of 30-Year Labor Pro

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      • December 13, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Attorneys Earn Additional Honors for Pro Bono Work

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      • June 30, 2012

        Theodore J. Tucci to Participate in the Metro Hartford Alliance’s Panel Discussion on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Ruling on Health Care Reform

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      • May 31, 2012

        Robinson & Cole Expands Labor & Employment Practice with Addition of Three New Attorneys

Our Team