Advocating on behalf of employers since 1997
Founded in 1997 and located in Tysons Corner and Richmond, IslerDare PC is the premier Virginia management labor, employment, and employee benefits boutique firm. Our lawyers advise management regarding employment policies, counseling and disciplining employees, and training HR professionals and managers. We represent employers in federal or state court, and in responding to discrimination and harassment claims before the EEOC. We also provide guidance on wage-hour issues (FLSA and SCA), and draft and litigate issues related to non-compete agreements. Our experienced employee benefits attorneys guide companies in all aspects of the laws governing employee retirement plans (401(k), etc.), and welfare (health, disability, life, etc.) arrangements. Before establishing or joining the firm, most of our partners practiced law with some of the nation’s largest law firms, and we are committed to providing the same quality representation at a reasonable cost.
1945 Old Gallows Road
Vienna, Virginia 22182
411 E. Franklin Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Northern Virginia: (703) 748-2690
Richmond: (804) 489-5500
Areas of Practice
counseling and advising employers
We advise clients on day-to-day employment matters involving all aspects of federal, state, and local law. We also help clients proactively implement and administer best practices and policies. We have extensive experience drafting and reviewing personnel policies, handling hiring and termination issues, and advising on a range of other matters, including leaves of absence, wage and hour requirements, non-competition agreements, employee misconduct, performance counseling, and corporate downsizing.
employment discrimination, wrongful termination and related tort claims
Our lawyers provide sound, practical advice to help clients avoid legal conflicts. When faced with litigation in federal or state court, we assist clients by evaluating the claims, by weighing the options available for responding, and by providing efficient and effective representation. Our vast experience representing clients spans a range of proceedings and causes of action, including administrative claims before the EEOC, the Department of Labor, the NLRB, and state and local human rights agencies.
EMPLOYMENT contracts and
non-competition / non-solicitation agreements
We regularly draft and review employment contracts for executives, non-competition / non-solicitation agreements, confidentiality agreements, and non-disclosure agreements. The firm also has extensive experience drafting and reviewing incentive compensation agreements and commission plans. In addition, our lawyers regularly litigate claims involving breach of an employee's duty of loyalty, trade secret theft, and breach of non-competition covenants.
Firm lawyers have substantial experience advising and representing employers of all sizes regarding union representation campaigns, collective bargaining agreement (CBA) negotiations, labor arbitrations, and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.
employee benefits and Executive compensation
We assist clients in designing and implementing compensation and benefit arrangements ranging from qualified retirement plans and deferred compensation plans to health and welfare programs and equity awards. We work closely with our clients’ HR, legal, tax, financial and benefits professionals to ensure that the company’s benefit programs not only comply with the labyrinth of technical legal requirements under ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code, but also meet the employer’s overall business and employee relations goals.
In today’s workplace, training Human Resources and other professionals to recognize and address employment matters as they arise on a daily basis is more important than ever. We constantly adapt our training programs for HR teams and managers to address the evolving realities of the workplace. Our training focuses on effectively managing and counseling employees, preventing and addressing sexual harassment, conducting workplace investigations, and documenting workplace issues. We also provide training to managers on employee benefits issues, including fiduciary responsibility, HIPAA medical privacy and security, fee disclosure rules, and 409A deferred compensation.