Representation Before Federal And State Agencies
Baird Quinn’s employment attorneys regularly represents clients before the Federal, state and municipal agencies responsible for enforcing the many employment and labor laws governing businesses. By virtue of our significant experience and detailed knowledge of these laws and the investigative processes, we are able to provide superior representation to clients in a cost effective manner.
We assist clients with compliance, mediation and advocacy on matters involving the many wage and hour laws and regulations for which the United States Department of Labor (“DOL”) is responsible, such as wage, hour and overtime matters under the Fair Labor Standards Act, leave issues under the Family and Medical Leave Act, and whistle-blower issues under Sarbanes Oxley. Our practice encompasses compliance audits and handling charges filed with the DOL. We also assist clients with claims before the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, which enforces Colorado state employment laws, such as the Colorado Wage Act.
We also have significant experience representing clients before the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Colorado Civil Rights Division (“CCRD”), and Denver Anti-Discrimination Office (“DADO”). These agencies enforce the laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, age, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and other protected characteristics. We have represented hundreds of individuals and businesses on charges involving all laws enforced by the EEOC, CCRD, and DADO. Our experience is derived not only from our representation of clients on hundreds of charges, but also from former employment in the EEOC’s legal department, where an intimate and detailed knowledge of the agencies practices contributes to our advocacy and representation.
Baird Quinn’s attorneys also regularly represent clients in responding to charges filed with the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”). Among other things, OSHA enforces laws prohibiting retaliation against employees who complain about unsafe work practices. We have extensive experience representing clients through OSHA’s regulatory and enforcement processes.
For clients subject to oversight and audit by the United States Office of Federal Contract Compliance (“OFCCP”), we offer significant experience in resolving matters that result in no monetary liability. We also represent clients with respect to discrimination complaints filed with the OFCCP.
Over the past several decades, our employment attorneys have developed positive working relationships with management and investigators at these agencies and, as a result, earned their respect for honest, aggressive, and effective advocacy of our client’s interests. We can provide effective and affordable representation to clients due to our detailed knowledge of the employment statutes and regulations enforced by these agencies, and our extensive experience from handling similar matters. When you ask: “what is the next step,” we will know the answer. We can offer creative fee structures, including in some situations, a flat-fee arrangement for representation in handling charges filed with these agencies.
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