Stephen is a practical, plain-English counselor on a variety of subjects, including the following:
- The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act and related state and local background check law (including employee background check contracts, forms, processes, and issues); and
- The federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act and state mini-WARN Acts (including, in response to corporate right-sizing and downsizing, assistance to hundreds of employer-clients in conducting lawful reductions in force); and
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (including enforceable, compliant severance agreements and the creation of successful voluntary retirement programs).
On the litigation front, Stephen represents employers on a variety of labor & employment issues, including national background check class actions. Recently, he successfully settled a background check class action with one of the largest classes and lowest per-member payouts in history. He also has successfully opposed the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's attempts to enforce an overly broad subpoena seeking national information from a client with operations in all 50 states.
Stephen is a top-rated, repeat speaker to groups and companies throughout the country on labor & employment topics. He can make even the driest legal topic (think: the Fair Credit Reporting Act, FMLA, etc.) relatable and relevant to an employer’s current workplace and employment situations.