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Health Care Labor, Employment and Benefits

Shipman & Goodwin has a dedicated group of labor and employment lawyers who provide counsel to all major sectors of the health care industry.  We recognize that our health care clients need to provide quality health care services while at the same time operate a business, maintain a workforce, resolve disputes, contract with and employ physicians and partners, and succeed in a highly regulated and competitive marketplace. 

Our executive compensation lawyers have represented public and private health care companies as well as individual senior executives in a broad range of executive compensation matters, including elective and non-elective deferred compensation arrangements, executive incentive plans, stock-based compensation plans and individual employment agreements.  We have worked closely with senior management and compensation committees on plan design and related corporate governance and compliance matters.

Our labor lawyers emphasize preventive counseling and offer training on subjects ranging from sexual harassment to union avoidance.  For those healthcare clients faced with union-related issues we have assisted with union organizing campaigns and representation elections, collective bargaining and impasse resolution procedures, strikes, picketing, grievance and arbitration procedures, and defense of unfair labor practice claims.

Additionally, Shipman & Goodwin has a full-service immigration practice. Our primarily employment-based clientele includes both small and large health care institutions.    We help our business clients develop appropriate strategies for obtaining timely U.S. work authorization for foreign workers who are critical to the success of their business units.   We work with the appropriate agencies in the U.S. and abroad to prepare, file and obtain the necessary nonimmigrant visa to permit the foreign worker to work temporarily in the U.S. If the client wishes to retain the foreign worker indefinitely, we assist in obtaining the required immigrant visa, commonly known as a "green card."

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