What’s Expected in Employment Law in 2021?

Last year ended as an unprecedented and historic year, with far-reaching effects across diversity, equity and inclusion, employment practices and workplace standards. In a recent article for International Law Office, partners from McDermott’s Employment group highlight what changes are expected in 2021 and how these may affect employers and employees.

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Chris BrahamChris Braham
Christopher A. Braham focuses his practice on employment litigation and counseling. Christopher represents employers in all stages of employment litigation, including in putative class action, single and multi-plaintiff lawsuits concerning claims for meal and rest period violations, failure to pay wages and bonuses, off-the-clock work, misclassification, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination and misappropriation of trade secrets. Christopher advocates for clients in state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including in proceedings before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Division of Labor Enforcement Standards and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Read Christopher Braham's full bio.


Yesenia M. GallegosYesenia M. Gallegos
Yesenia M. Gallegos focuses her labor and employment practice on a wide range of matters, including restrictive covenants, wage and hour law, discrimination and harassment claims, executive employment agreements, leaves of absence, employee terminations and reductions in force. Yesenia represents employers in employment litigation—including class actions—pending in both state and federal court. She also represents employers in actions against former employees in trade-secret and embezzlement actions that require immediate restraining orders, injunctions and/or liens. Read Yesenia Gallegos' full bio.


Elvira KrasElvira Kras
Elvira Kras focuses her practice on employment litigation and counseling. She defends employers in all stages of litigation including in putative class action and single and multi-plaintiff lawsuits for claims of meal and rest period violations, failure to pay wages and bonuses, off-the-clock work, misclassification, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, trade secret, and breach of contract matters. She advocates for clients in federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including in proceedings before the Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the Public Employment Relations Board, the Division of Labor Enforcement Standards, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the US Department of Labor. Read Elvira Kras's full bio.


Ellen M. BronchettiEllen M. Bronchetti
Ellen Bronchetti represents employers in employment and traditional labor disputes. Her litigation experience includes representing employers in state and federal cases involving issues in wage and hour, trade secret misappropriation, whistleblower, wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, statutory leave, retaliation and breach of contract claims, including complex class actions and representative action litigation across the United States. Read Ellen Bronchetti's full bio. 


Kristin E. MichaelsKristin E. Michaels
Kristin E. Michaels focuses her practice on all aspects of labor and employment litigation and counseling. Her practice is national in scope and her clients include employers from a wide range of industries, including hospitality, media, manufacturing, telecommunications, retail, steel, health care, automotive, cable and utilities. Read Kristin Michaels's full bio.

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