As leader of the labor and employment group at Levenfeld Pearlstein, Laura Friedel works with companies to improve employee relations and to minimize legal risk. Friedel handles employment litigation—some rising out of the #MeToo movement—including discrimination, harassment, retaliation and whistleblower complaints. She assists companies in drafting and negotiating employment, severance and other contracts and guides employers in their relationships with unions. As chair of the firm’s women’s initiative, Friedel works to support her female colleagues in achieving personal and professional goals and in building relationships, while serving as a resource on gender-related issues and as a champion for diversity as an essential component of client service. She speaks frequently on employment laws, employee retention and avoiding risk when staff members leave.
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