Firm Profile

IslerDare PC’s practice is dedicated exclusively to the representation of management in all aspects of labor, employment and employee benefits law. The Firm has offices in Tysons Corner and Richmond, Virginia.

The Firm represents employers in federal and state court litigation, and before the NLRB, the Department of Labor, the EEOC, and local human rights agencies. In addition to representing employers in these forums, the Firm provides employers with ongoing assistance and advice relating to every facet of the employer-employee relationship, including:

Counseling and Advising Employers

  • Drafting and Review of Personnel Policies
  • Hiring and Termination Issues
  • Wage and Hour Issues – Classifying Exempt Employees, Calculating Overtime, Etc.
  • Leave Issues – FMLA, Workers’ Comp, ADA
  • Corporate Downsizing, Layoffs, and Reductions-in-Force (RIFs)
  • Immigration
  • Affirmative Action Plans and Labor Requirements of the Service Contract Act (Government Service Contracts)

Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination and Related Tort Claims

  • Sexual Harassment, Race, Age and Gender Discrimination
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Representation of Employers before All Administrative Agencies (EEOC, OFCCP, Local Human Rights Commissions, etc.) and in State and Federal Courts
  • Wrongful Discharge/Termination Claims
  • Defamation, Intentional Infliction, Assault and Battery, Negligent Hiring and Supervision

Non-Compete Agreements and Duty of Loyalty Issues

  • Drafting and Review of Non-Compete Agreements
  • Litigation of Claims Arising From Non-Compete Agreements
  • Litigation of Claims Relating to Breach of Employee’s Duty of Loyalty
  • Representation of Clients with Respect to Non-Disclosure Agreements and Trade Secrets

Employment Agreements

  • Drafting and Review of Executive Employment Agreements
  • Non-Competition/Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreements
  • Drafting and Review of Incentive Compensation and Commission Plans and Agreements

Issues Relating to Unions

  • Union Organizing and Collective Bargaining
  • Acquisition of Companies with Existing Union Contracts
  • Unfair Labor Practice Charges

Management Training on Employment Issues

  • Managing and Counseling Employees Effectively
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Conducting Workplace Investigations

Management Training on Employee Benefits Issues

  • Fiduciary Responsibility
  • HIPAA Medical Privacy and Security
  • Fee Disclosure Rules
  • 409A Deferred Compensation

Retirement Plans
Pension, 401(k), profit-sharing and employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs)

  • Plan Design and Drafting
  • Tax-qualification and Submissions to the IRS
  • Compliance Assistance for all IRS and DOL Filings and Inquiries
  • Correction of Plan Errors Under Government Voluntary Correction Programs
  • Plan Governance, Plan Asset Management, and Fiduciary Responsibility

Equity Programs and Executive Compensation Agreements
Stock option plans, restricted stock plans, phantom stock, and SARs; supplemental executive retirement programs (SERPs); excess benefit plans and rabbi trusts; nonqualified deferred compensation plans; incentive compensation and other performance-based programs; retention, severance and change-in-control agreements

  • Plan Design and Drafting
  • Compliance Assistance Under 409A

Health and Welfare Plans
Medical, cafeteria and flexible benefit plans; medical and dependent spending accounts; wellness initiatives; educational assistance programs; transit programs; life and disability insurance programs; severance plans

  • Plan Design, including Restructuring to Meet Federal Health Reform and Other Laws
  • Plan Drafting, including SPDs and Open Enrollment Materials
  • Compliance Assistance for all Filings and Inquiries
  • HIPAA Compliance Initiatives

Benefit Disputes; Business Transactions; Procurement Support

  • Benefit Claims Disputes, including ERISA Claims Process
  • Negotiation of Employee Benefit Issues in Business Transactions
  • Negotiation of Vendor Contracts to Support Benefit Plan Administration


  • Employment and Labor Issues Relating to Corporate Stock Acquisitions, Asset Purchases, and Mergers