As principal of The Lefton Group, LLC, Attorney Karen Lefton sets our firm’s standard for Labor & Employment counsel that guides growing businesses toward employment practices that improve productivity, reduce risk, and drive financial growth.

The Lefton Group, LLC, focuses on growing businesses and eliminating drama in the workplace. Often these clients have evolved from “Mom & Pops” to companies that need a higher level of expertise to navigate complex federal and state regulations and statutes.

Attorney Lefton draws on substantial experience to develop solutions to a broad range of challenges, including:

  • Best practices to avoid workplace harassment and discrimination based on age, gender, race, religion, disability, national origin and sexual preferences.
  • Americans with Disabilities Act As Amended (ADAAA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Title VII
  • The Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Unemployment Compensation
  • Hiring and Firing

Attorney Lefton has demonstrated success defending clients in all forums, including in private alternative dispute resolution settings and before public administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Clients include private and public employers in a broad range of industries, such as publishing, hospitality, manufacturing, construction, health care, finance, social services, packaging and personnel placement.

Labor & Collective Bargaining

The Lefton Group, LLC, offers deep experience in labor negotiation, with expertise that includes:

  • Union avoidance campaigns
  • Negotiation and drafting of complex concessionary collective bargaining agreements
  • Grievance resolution
  • Arbitration ranging from contract interpretation to discharge cases