A major university, a national retailer and multiple healthcare companies are just a few of the clients Davidson French regularly advises on labor and employment matters. Over the last five years, Davidson has assisted in responding to more than 100 EEOC claims for one client with 8,000+ employees, providing guidance and strategy for the successful resolution of each claim. Additionally, he served as lead counsel in a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action for a food service industry client, achieving a favorable settlement and helping the company address operational issues to prevent future claims similar in nature.
A trusted problem solver, Davidson often consults with clients to identify and correct issues before they become legal problems.
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Represented NN, Inc. (Nasdaq: NNBR) in its acquisition of Paragon Medical
Represented NN, Inc. in its sale of the Precision Bearing Components Group to Tsubaki Nakashima Co. for $388 million
Defended a private university against claims of discrimination and retaliation under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and claims of retaliation, workers’ compensation retaliation, and discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act
Represented a restaurant chain in a FLSA collective action filed by 14 current and former employees claiming our client failed to pay all the wages that they earned
Represented a medical center in a collective action filed by a former nurse alleging that she and other current and former employees were required to work “off the clock”
Successfully defended a private university against a claim of breach of contract and negligence brought by a student who was dismissed by the university’s Honor Council
Represented a leading private hospitalist company in the mediation and arbitration of two cases concerning the breach of an employment contract
Represented a national retailer in a case before the District Court of Maine in which an employee of our client claimed he was discriminated against based upon his race and national origin in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Serve as day-to-day employment matters, including counsel related to drug testing policies, discipline and termination procedures, FLSA compliance, overtime policy, among others
Represented a large regional bank in a breach of employment contract dispute in connection with a commission/incentive pay policy
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