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Our attorneys have extensive experience representing higher education institutions in labor and employment matters. Representing a wide range of colleges and universities – large and small, public and private – helps us to understand the cultures and complex relationships that often underlie labor and employment issues in higher education institutions. Examples of our labor and employment-related services for higher education institutions include:

  • Faculty dismissal proceedings and disputes relating to tenure, promotions, and termination of faculty; 
  • Negotiating collective bargaining agreements and representing institutions in labor disputes, including strikes and picketing and related litigation;
  • Wage and hour counseling and litigation, including class and collective action litigation; 
  • Counseling and litigation relating to student employees, residents, and internships; 
  • Advice and counseling relating to leave and disability accommodation issues for faculty, staff, student employees, and residents; 
  • Investigations of employment-related matters such as allegations of sexual misconduct and “whistleblower” retaliation claims; 
  • Drafting and review of policies and procedures, such as tenure and promotion policies, procedures for addressing complaints of sexual misconduct and discrimination, and leave and accommodation processes; 
  • Advice and litigation relating to public employment, such as due process and First Amendment matters.