With a singular focus on labor and employment law, Littler provides legal strategies and solutions for employers of all sizes, everywhere.
DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers worldwide. It provides its clients with legal and business solutions locally, regionally and internationally using integrated teams of lawyers with experience that spans a broad range of disciplines. DLA Piper is widely recognized for its pioneering approach and extensive geographic reach, which enables the practice to look after the business issues that matter to its clients - whether they are large or small. Clients of DLA Piper include single-owner startups, local and household name companies, multinationals, financial institutions, FTSE and Fortune 500 enterprises and their subsidiaries, public bodies and governments.
Donald C. Dowling has extensive experience advising U.S.-based companies on outbound international labor and employment laws. Don provides counsel on a wide variety of global employment law matters, including codes of conduct and HR policies that guide operations in multiple jurisdictions, international compensation and benefits issues, whistleblower hotlines, and cross-border internal investigations and HR compliance audits. He regularly advises clients on employment matters that arise with international restructurings, reductions in force, mergers, acquisitions, and outsourcing. Additionally, Don helps clients properly engage independent contractors overseas, manage expatriate programs, and develop employment agreements and employee handbooks.
Margaret Keane has defended employers in all aspects of workplace disputes — including internal investigations, contentious termination negotiations, dispositive motions, trials, arbitrations and mediations.
Recent matters include successful defense of wage and hour claims, resolution of commission disputes, pay equity issues, restrictive covenants and unfair competition disputes, and harassment and discrimination claims.
On the counselling side, she frequently advises on wage and hour and worker classification compliance, commission plans, unfair competition issues and the challenges of the digital workplace, including compliant use of social media, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies and workplace privacy.
Margaret has extensive experience in the employment aspects of corporate transactions, including due diligence, Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) compliance; and negotiating and drafting employment, consulting, post-sale restrictive covenants and severance agreements.