Employment & Labor Litigation
Howard Cole’s practice includes both traditional labor and employment law and litigation. His practice includes exclusive representation of employers in both the private and public sectors, including gaming, health care, public agencies and construction companies.
He has extensive experience representing employers in union organizing efforts, developing union-free strategies, defending companies in unfair labor practices before the National Labor Relations Board, negotiating collective bargaining agreements on behalf of private and public sector employers, representing employers during union strikes and picketing, representing employers in arbitration and mediation matters.
Howard advises clients on day-to-day legal issues affecting the workplace, including employee discipline and terminations, workforce reductions, discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, confidential proprietary information and trade secrets disputes, substance abuse, ADA, ADEA, OWBPA, Title VII and ADAAP issues, occupational safety and health, wage and hour, wrongful termination, contract administration, strategic planning, benefit matters, employment agreements, personnel policies, workplace privacy, executive employment contracts, overseeing and conducting internal investigations involving employee misconduct, and other human resources issues. He regularly defends employers in state and federal courts and administrative agencies on disputes involving discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, trade secrets/unfair competition and wage and hour law.
Employment Law Alliance, Member