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Employment Law

Recent shifts in workplace procedures and guidelines have brought employment practices liability insurance (EPLI) and related coverage matters into the spotlight. Our team is adept at understanding the intricacies of EPLI coverages, whether they stand alone or are part of broader liability policies, ensuring effective management of associated issues, claims, and disputes.

We navigate risks tied to discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, breaches of employment contracts, retaliation, mishandling of employee benefits plans, and more. Clients value the proficiency of our Coverage counsel in managing EPLI cases, irrespective of their size, intricacy, or jurisdiction. Additionally, Coffey Modica’s long-standing expertise in employment law, established over forty years ago, adds an extra layer of trust and reliability for our clientele.

We provide defense to workplace disputes that range from compliance issues with local, state, and federal employment laws to workplace operations that resulted in litigation. Our team of attorneys begins with strong negotiation services where disputes can be resolved before trial.

Counseling and Training

We provide training on many subjects, including maintaining a proactive workplace regarding harassment and discrimination risks. We advise on effective hiring and discipline. We also counsel clients on compliance with laws in the areas of hiring, promotion, discipline, termination, compensation, harassment, substance abuse, wage and hour, affirmative action, and independent contractor arrangements. We assist with periodic reviews of policies and practices to assure compliance with changing laws.


As trial lawyers, we represent management in employment disputes in state and federal court, both at the trial and appellate levels, and before federal and state administrative agencies such as the EEOC, the NLRB, the Department of Fair Employment & Housing, the Department of Labor, and the Department of Industrial Relations.

Our lawyers ensure that EEO agency complaint procedures follow the process through legal sufficiency reviews and provision of complete and impartial individual and class action investigations, management inquiries, EEO counseling, mediation, conciliations, final agency decisions, and settlement agreement and EEOC order enforcements.

ADA Compliance and Defense

Cases alleging violations of Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act seeking statutory damages for alleged violations of the ADA include website accessibility claims brought by persons with visual disabilities and website content claims brought by persons with mobility disabilities. Our experience includes representing all types of businesses, including many retail and hospitality clients, nationwide.

Pre-Trial Practice Philosophy

  • Effective representation at trial is often the product of an effective pre-trial practice.
  • Strategically planned and well-crafted motions can resolve the case before trial.
  • Motions can pare down the issues to be tried and allow for the strategic removal (or inclusion) of portions of the case which may assist a jury in rendering a verdict in the client’s favor.

Wage-and-Hour Class Actions

We defend wage-and-hour class, collective and representative actions in numerous industries, successfully defeating class certification in wage-and-hour class actions. Our wage-and-hour class action expertise includes all phases of class litigation, from class certification and subsequent litigation through settlement and claims proceedings.

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