Andy Cripe regularly provides training to employers, their managers, and employees to minimize potential employment liabilities and ensure compliance with the many state and federal laws governing the workplace. He focuses on supporting management, human resources, and in-house legal teams with all aspects of workforce management. Clients also look to Andy for general counsel in connection with commercial transactions and disputes, including enterprise-wide contract and risk management. Andy’s employment law practice includes representing employers in lawsuits involving class actions, harassment and discrimination claims, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the enforcement of restrictive covenants. He also assists employers with international employment issues such as cross-border employment and severance agreements. His traditional labor law practice includes representing management in unfair labor practice charges, collective bargaining, mass layoffs, and plant closings.
"My focus is on our clients' business goals. With that lens in place, the complex regulations of the health care industry can create opportunities for the client to reach the desired end-point."