The Employment Law Department of Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, is the largest in Delaware. For more than twenty-five years, our attorneys have represented private and public employers in every facet of management-side employment law, including discrimination and harassment claims, wrongful-discharge, workforce reduction planning, immigration issues, and restrictive-covenant enforcement. The Department also works with clients on traditional labor matters, including union avoidance and decertification training, developing strike plans, stroke control and resolution, collective bargaining, and arbitration.
Our attorneys have extensive litigation experience and regularly represent clients in Delaware’s state and federal trial and appellate courts, before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, National Labor Relations Board, U.S. and Delaware Departments of Labor, the OFCCP, and other state and federal administrative tribunals. Attorneys in the Employment Law Department defends clients against claims in all employment-related areas, such as wrongful discharge, breach of employment contract, discrimination, wages and overtime compensation, unemployment, unfair labor practices, restrictive covenants, Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans With Disabilities Act, privacy violations, and workplace torts.
Attorneys in the Employment Law Department routinely advise employers in all areas of workplace planning and operations involving human capital. Employers seek the counsel of our attorneys for questions relating to hiring, firing, discipline, and promotion. Preventative counseling in the form of guidance in drafting employment and severance contracts, personnel manuals, and internal audits is designed to help employers avoid litigation altogether by stopping problems before they occur.
As part of the Department’s preventative-practices philosophy, attorneys provide custom-tailored training designed to meet the client’s individual needs. Training is designed for all levels of management and staff and encompasses such topics as harassment prevention, fostering a respectful workplace, lawful and effective interviewing, investigating internal misconduct, and personnel-documentation best practices.
Margaret (Molly) DiBianca is editor of and primary contributor to the Delaware Employment Law Blog. Molly’s practice is equal parts litigation and client counseling and represents employers in a variety of industries across the State. She is a frequent speaker and regularly provides in-house training to managers and supervisors, as well as presents seminars on best practices to human resource professionals, business executives, and in-house counsel.