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Lew Clark

About Lew Clark

Lew Clark is a partner in the Phoenix office of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, www.ssd.com.Lew concentrates his practice on counseling and advocacy for both private and public sector employers in all types of labor and employment matters and is an experienced mediator of employment and other civil litigation matters. Mr. Clark is a trial lawyer who represents employers in a broad range of employment litigation and administrative matters throughout the United States that involve such issues as discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour law, employment at will, employee benefits, employment contracts, defamation, employment intentional torts, wrongful discharge, unfair competition, trade secrets and unfair labor practices. He also regularly represents both private and public sector employers in arbitrations relating to grievances under collective bargaining agreements. Mr. Clark counsels employers on compliance with all federal and state labor and employment laws such as discrimination laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), Equal Pay Act, National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), whistleblower retaliation provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). He counsels employers on workplace harassment, workplace violence, terminations, mass layoffs, union avoidance, unfair labor practices, drug and alcohol testing, employment practices liability insurance, employee handbooks and policies, noncompetition agreements and executive employment agreements. He regularly collaborates with the firm’s corporate lawyers, counseling clients on employment and traditional labor law issues that arise amidst mergers, acquisitions, bankruptcies, restructurings, reductions in force and reorganizations.Specialties:Mr. Clark counsels employers on compliance with all federal and state labor and employment laws such as discrimination laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), Equal Pay Act, National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), whistleblower retaliation provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

How Should Employers Respond To Social Media In The Workplace?

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Virtual Networking: According to some major news articles, the reign of e-mail as a primary tool for communication is coming to a close. This does not mean e-mail will no longer have a place in many people’s daily lives, but rather that its use will be minimized as new generations of communicators strive for instant… Read More →