Our Practice Areas

Our Practice Areas

Outten & Golden represents clients with a broad range of work-related issues. Each of our practice areas, listed below, includes 'sub-areas' that illustrate the kinds of issues that arise under that practice area. People facing problems or transitions at work may well recognize their situations in one or more of the sub-areas under these practice areas.

For more information about all our practice areas, click on the links below.

Appellate

Appellate

Outten & Golden often files briefs and argues cases in U.S. Courts of Appeals across the country. They represent classes of workers with complaints against big companies, employees forced to sign unfair arbitration contracts, and professionals fighting the denial of their workplace rights. Our lawyers also file “friend of the court” briefs in support of employees in the U.S. Supreme Court and elsewhere.

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Discrimination & Harassment

Discrimination & Harassment

If you are an employee who has experienced discrimination or harassment in the workplace, you know all too well how painful and career-altering such conduct can be.  Generally, discrimination means less favorable treatment because of a bias against someone based on age, gender/sex, disability, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  Discrimination can take many forms and can negatively affect your hiring, conditions of employment, compensation, or prospects for promotion. It can even get you fired.

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eDiscovery

eDiscovery

Outten & Golden is a leader in eDiscovery for the plaintiffs bar.  Our attorneys and other litigation support personnel assist other lawyers and firms representing employees with e-discovery in employment-related litigation. Our level of involvement varies based on the needs of the attorney/firm.

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Employment Contracts, Partnerships & Non-Compete Agreements

Employment Contracts, Partnerships & Non-Compete Agreements

Outten & Golden attorneys understand the legal, business, and professional implications of entering and exiting employment and partnership agreements of all kinds. We have considerable experience negotiating contracts and agreements for our clients in a variety of employment and partnership contexts, and represent them when a party to a contract breaches, threatens to breach, or is accused of breaching an agreement. 

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Executive Compensation, Benefits & Bonuses

Executive Compensation, Benefits & Bonuses

Outten & Golden attorneys help clients negotiate the best possible compensation, benefits, and bonuses. We are familiar with the standard amounts, timing, and other details of compensation, benefits, and bonuses across many professions and industries and with the applicable laws.

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International Employment Law

International Employment Law

Outten & Golden attorneys represent executives and other employees globally in negotiating employment, separation, partnership, and restrictive covenant agreements (including non-compete and non-solicitation arrangements). We also represent multinationals and U.S. citizens abroad in discrimination matters and in asserting extraterritorial claims in the U.S. and subsequently arbitrating or litigating these disputes. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience and relationships with lawyers in foreign jurisdictions to assist U.S. citizens and multinational employees abroad in the EU, Asia, the Middle East, Mexico, and other Latin American countries, Canada, and elsewhere in the world.

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Layoffs & Closings

Layoffs & Closings

Losing a job, especially without warning, can be one of life’s most disturbing experiences.  Employees in these situations may be protected by federal and local “WARN” laws.

These WARN laws let you see into the future - to know in advance that your job is going away. These laws require employers to give advanced notice of a job loss prior to shutting down a large worksite or conducting a large layoff.

The purpose of these laws is to give employees time to prepare for job loss, to arrange their financial affairs, to look for new work, to take a deep breath, focus, and figure out what to do...

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Leaves of Absence

Leaves of Absence

The attorneys at Outten & Golden are steadfast supporters of workers' rights to leaves of absence, whether they are for medical reasons, to care for family members with medical issues, for the birth or adoption of a child, or for military service or training. Federal and some local laws protect workers who need to take leave for these reasons, and our attorneys help clients understand and exercise their legal rights and avoid or fight against employer retaliation for taking leave.

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Litigation & Class Actions

Litigation & Class Actions

Outten & Golden attorneys represent individuals and groups in litigation in federal and state courts. We have great success* in the many areas of employment law that we have litigated, including both individual and class actions. 

(*Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.)

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Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution

Outten & Golden attorneys have been successfully arbitrating cases for years. We use a variety of tools and resources to evaluate the employment situation and problems before recommending an appropriate approach for each individual client. Arbitration for dispute resolution is an alternative to court litigation that some employers make mandatory.

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Terminations, Separation Agreements & U-5s

Terminations, Separation Agreements & U-5s

Outten & Golden attorneys represent employees whose employment is ending, including both those who choose to leave their jobs and those whose employers terminate their employment. We negotiate separation agreements to obtain the best possible terms for our clients; if there are legal claims involved, we work with our clients to identify their goals and aggressively pursue those goals through negotiation, litigation, or other means as appropriate.

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Wage & Overtime

Wage & Overtime

Outten & Golden attorneys fight to ensure that workers are paid all the compensation they have earned. We represent workers whose employers have violated federal and/or local laws governing minimum wage, overtime, misclassification, exemptions, tips, commissions, prevailing wages, and other kinds of compensation. We often represent groups of workers who have suffered the same kind of wage theft by the same employer in class or collective actions.

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Whistleblowing & Retaliation

Whistleblowing & Retaliation

Outten & Golden attorneys advocate for employees who have been illegally retaliated against for reporting misconduct in the workplace, including discrimination and financial wrongdoing. We counsel clients on their options and potential consequences both before and after they complain, whether to their employer or externally, about illegal behavior. We are well-versed in a variety of workplace laws that protect employees against being discharged, demoted, suspended, threatened, harassed or otherwise discriminated against for complaining about or reporting certain illegal activity.

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