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Dean Mead’s Tax Department handles tax planning issues for businesses and individuals.  The attorneys in our department have extensive experience in a full range of…

Government Relations & Lobbying

The Dean Mead Government Relations & Lobbying practice is built on three principles: Deep knowledge of how laws, regulations and policy can effect business outcomes;…


Practice Area

Labor and Employment

Businesses today are faced with increasingly complex labor and employment law issues and decisions with respect to their workforce, including:

  • Anti-discrimination, harassment, and retaliation laws
  • Wage and hour compliance
  • Proper classification of employees and independent contractors
  • Taxation and benefits issues

With a client-centered focus, Dean Mead is a trusted partner in efficiently and directly bringing resolution to any issue facing your workforce, no matter the size.

Our firm also represents executive-level employees and former employees, as well as independent contractors, in their individual working relationships. This may include preparation, review or litigation of items such as:

  • Employment agreements
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Severance or separation agreements
  • Restrictive covenants (such as non-compete clauses, non-solicitation agreements, and confidentiality provisions)
  • Trade-secret claims

The U.S. Department of Labor recently introduced new rules for classifying white-collar workers as exempt from overtime under the Executive, Administrative, and Professional (EAP) exemptions found in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Labor and employment attorney, Nicky Mooney, discusses the new rules that are mandated to take effect on December 1st. They will have a significant impact on your business and here’s what you need to know.

US Department of Labor Overtime Rules – What are the Impacts to Your Business?


Employee Stock Ownership Plans

Employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) can help companies decrease their cost of financing, maximize tax advantages, maintain effective management control, and structure compensation to enhance performance. Equally important, ESOPs are an effective tool that enables company founders and owners nearing retirement to develop a succession plan that meets their estate planning and financial goals while…

Employee Benefits

Dean Mead’s Employee Benefits Practice Group counsels clients on all aspects of their benefits programs. We represent a wide range of employers, OIC, state and local middle market employers and an extensive number of professional associations in the medical, legal, accounting, architectural, and engineering fields. Our lawyers assist clients with each stage of the development,…

We could not be happier with the representation we’ve received over our many years with Dean Mead.”

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