Caren’s experience includes, but is not limited to the following:
Litigation - Unfair Competition and Protection of Clients’ Business Interests
Caren has obtained several injunctions enforcing restrictive covenants against clients’ former employees, including obtaining an injunction for a national technology company against its top competitor and a group of former sales executives. Caren has also defended motions for injunctive relief to protect clients’ business investments in their employees and ability to compete in the market.
Litigation – Employment
Caren has successfully defended companies in court and in front of state and federal agencies against claims of discrimination and harassment, retaliation, whistleblowing, including claims brought under the FMLA, ADA, Title VII, and state laws.
Wage and Hour
Caren has represented clients in single plaintiff and collective actions arising out of the Fair Labor Standards Act and similar state laws, achieving favorable settlements on behalf of the companies.
Advice and Counseling
On a daily basis, Caren provides advice to employers addressing workplace and human resource issues including termination, application of company policy, discipline, hiring, ADA compliance, wages and other matters. Caren works with clients to avoid litigation and to protect the employers’ interests should litigation later arise. Caren has prepared and revised employee handbooks for small and multi-state employers, drafted and revised employment agreements and restrictive covenants, and assisted with internal investigations and audits. Caren regularly provides on-site training to supervisors, management and employees regarding all areas of employment law and compliance.