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Kauff McGuire & Margolis LLP specializes in the practice of labor and employment law for management clients. The Firm maintains offices in New York City and Los Angeles.
Its practice covers all areas of labor and employment law, including collective bargaining and arbitrations; National Labor Relations Board proceedings; injunction proceedings in federal and state courts; trial and appellate court litigation relating to traditional labor matters, discrimination claims, and wrongful or abusive discharge claims; and advice on problems arising under both federal and state labor law including such statutes as the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and unemployment compensation acts.
The Firm's Labor/Entertainment practice group continues its leadership role in entertainment industry labor relations. Attorneys in that group counsel and represent employers operating broadcast, cable television and radio networks, theatre producers, and producers for broadcast, cable and public television and the Internet concerning the full panoply of issues which arise from the employment of performers, writers, directors and technical personnel. Our attorneys are in the forefront of negotiating collective bargaining agreements covering programming produced for public television, cable television, the emerging world of digital cable and convergent television-Internet technologies.
The Firm’s Labor/Construction industry practice group also continues its dominant presence in New York City representing various employer associations in collective bargaining relationships with the construction industry trades; in helping the industry create and implement improved safety and compliance procedures; in drafting project labor agreements for major projects and; in working creatively with management and labor to recapture markets lost to open shop construction in the past several decades. Attorneys in this group act as spokespersons in collective bargaining situations, provide representation in unfair labor practice hearings and in arbitration proceedings.
The Firm is committed to the concept of preventive law. It advises many clients on such matters as affirmative action, compliance with federal and state discrimination laws, wrongful or abusive discharge, union organization, and the labor law and collective bargaining implications of their plans for business reorganization, development and retrenchment.
Because its practice emphasizes labor and employment law, KM&M provides its clients with a unique depth and range of service within this area of the law. It represent clients coast to coast from its New York and Los Angeles offices. Through its website, kmm.com, the Firm keeps clients informed regarding significant developments in labor and employment law.
Its clients range in size from large publicly traded companies to small family-owned businesses. In addition, KM&M represents several multi-employer groups and associations as well as a number of nonprofit and public sector clients. The industries in which its clients operate include traditional manufacturing, retailing and service operations; entertainment, sports and the arts; maritime services; construction, real estate and building services; consumer products, wineries and distilleries; financial services; healthcare; and businesses based on computer technology. As the world of "e-commerce" has grown, so, too, has KM&M's practice on behalf of Internet-based clients. The firm regularly provides advice to these clients regarding labor and employment law issues of particular relevance to their businesses, including the enforcement of noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements and the regulation of employee access to and dissemination of proprietary information assets.