Employment Law Attorneys To Protect Your Livelihood
Over more than three decades of practice, our law firm has successfully represented both employers and employees in various aspects of employment law. Our skilled employment law attorneys apply creative solutions and established methods to obtain the best possible results for our clients.
Whether you are establishing or terminating an employment relationship or need guidance with an ongoing employment matter, if you are facing an employment issue, our firm can help.
Assisting Employers And Employees
Based in Stamford, Connecticut, Cacace, Tusch & Santagata can provide legal advice for all your employment law issues, including employment discrimination, administrative hearings, government compliance issues, drafting employment manuals, and negotiating employment contracts or exit packages.
Whether you’re starting a new employment relationship, working with current employees or securing your professional future, our attorneys can assist you with employment law services such as:
- Employment agreements: Often employment begins with written contracts. Compensation terms, noncompetition provisions, nondisclosure agreements, nonsolicitation restrictions, stock options, deferred benefit plans and bonus contracts will not only impact an employee’s dealings with his or her current employer, but could have a profound impact on what happens when it is time to move to a new job. These contracts and agreements need to be considered at the inception of the relationship, at the end of the relationship and throughout an employee’s tenure. Cacace, Tusch & Santagata represents employees and employers throughout the employment relationship. If you need help drafting or negotiating agreements that will protect your interests in the potentially volatile employment arena, let our decades of experience benefit you.
- Contractor or consulting agreements: Cacace, Tusch & Santagata can help ensure that your agreement complies with governmental regulations such as those imposed on home improvement contractors. We can also help you to anticipate the practical needs that are likely to arise in the professional relationships you establish with your clients and contractors, and formulate a contract that will provide you with the protection and flexibility you need to succeed in your business ventures.
- Establishing or terminating professional affiliations: Beginning or ending a relationship with a professional partnership or corporation is an important venture that could require valuation of a business interest privately held with other professionals. Cacace, Tusch & Santagata has experience establishing and dissolving professional affiliations with medical groups, engineering firms, legal practices and other professional service businesses. We also represent individual contractors and consultants who market their services to clients, assisting them with issues that may arise in their client contracts and relationships.
- Severance agreements: Negotiating a separation and release agreement at the termination of an employment relationship demands skilled advocacy. An employer needs to secure a release and whatever restrictive covenants may be required to avoid unfair competition from a former employee. And an employee needs to maximize negotiating leverage and ensure that the manner in which termination occurred was not wrongful. Within this balance, each side needs to secure a meaningful deal. Cacace, Tusch & Santagata has been helping clients navigate this process for over 30 years. We know how to get the most from your severance negotiations.
- Noncompete and nondisclosure agreements: For an employee, an overly restrictive noncompetition or nondisclosure agreement can negatively impact the ability to work for years after an employment relationship is terminated. And from the perspective of an employer, these agreements can be vital to preventing misuse of trade secrets and unfair competition. Cacace, Tusch & Santagata has the expertise to draft and negotiate such agreements to best address the expectations of our clients. When it comes to enforcement, we have the civil litigation experience to know what works and what doesn’t when such agreements are tested in the courtroom.
- Wrongful termination: Cacace, Tusch & Santagata provides guidance to employers and employees when employment relationships are terminated. We safely guide employers through the termination process and offer our employees representation when their separation from employment is legally actionable.
- Union representation: Cacace, Tusch & Santagata can help you pursue grievances through your union’s collective bargaining agreement. If your union is not doing its job, our attorneys can represent you in filing a claim against your union for failure to provide fair representation.
- Employment claims with state agencies: We can represent you before any of the Connecticut agencies that address employment issues. If you have a wage and hour issue before the Department of Labor, a discrimination claim before the Commission of Human Rights and Opportunities, or an unemployment compensation claim, we can help. Our knowledge of employment law issues combined with our experience in administrative hearings and civil litigation allows Cacace, Tusch & Santagata to pursue your claim with a depth of experience.
- Employment policies and employee manuals: If you are an employer looking to create or modify an employee handbook, we can guide you through the process. With the world of employment becoming increasingly complex, employers must know how to properly describe policies regarding employees’ use of social media, new Connecticut laws requiring paid sick time, wellness plans and the changing definition of the family. Before you start redrafting your employee manual, call Cacace, Tusch & Santagata.
Letting Our Firm Help You
Cacace, Tusch & Santagata provides legal advice to clients across Connecticut for issues that include Stamford zoning regulations, family court, estate planning and much more. Need a real estate lawyer or personal injury lawyer help with a lease agreement or have questions on criminal law, employment law or business law? Cacace, Tusch & Santagata covers it all – contact us at 203-327-2000 today!