Advocating on behalf of employers since 1997
With offices in Tysons Corner and Richmond, Isler Dare PC is the premier Virginia-based labor, employment, and employee benefits law boutique firm. Since its founding in 1997, the practice of the firm has been dedicated exclusively to representing employers in addressing employment issues. The firm advises management with respect to counseling and disciplining employees, and represents employers in responding to discrimination and harassment claims before the EEOC and in federal or state court. In addition, the firm provides guidance on wage-hour issues (FLSA and SCA), employee benefits, and engages in drafting and litigating issues related to non-compete agreements. Prior to establishing or joining the firm, each of the firm's partners practiced law with some of the nation’s largest law firms, and the firm is committed to providing the same quality representation at a reasonable cost.
1945 Old Gallows Road, Suite 650
Vienna, Virginia 22182
411 E. Franklin Street, Suite 203
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 law matters involving all aspects of federal, state, and local law. We also assist clients with proactively implementing and administering best practices and policies. We have extensive experience in drafting and reviewing personnel policies, handling hiring and termination issues, and in advising on a range of other matters, including leave, wage and hour, affirmative action plans, corporate downsizing, and other matters.
employment discrimination, wrongful termination and related tort claims
The firm provides sound advice to avoid legal issues when possible. When necessary, the firm provides effective and efficient legal representation in litigation and administrative matters. We assist clients with a range of proceedings, including administrative matters before the EEOC, the Department of Labor, the NLRB, and state and local human rights agencies, as well as discrimination and state law tort claims in both state and federal court.
We regularly draft and review non-competition/non-solicitation agreements, confidentiality agreements, and non-disclosure agreements. The firm also has extensive experience in drafting and review of incentive compensation agreements as well as commission plans and agreements. When necessary, the firm also litigates claims involving breach of an employee's duty of loyalty, trade secret theft, or breach of a non-competition agreement.
The firm has experience advising and representing employers of all sizes in connection with union representation campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations, labor arbitrations, and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.
We assist clients in designing and implementing a wide range of compensation and benefit arrangements. We work closely with our client's HR, legal, tax, financial and benefits professionals to ensure that their benefit programs not only comply with the labyrinth of technical legal requirements, but also meet their overall business and employee-relations goals.
The firm recognizes the importance of training Human Resources and other professionals to recognize and address employment matters as they arise on a day-to-day basis. We regularly provide training on effectively managing and counseling employees, preventing and addressing sexual harassment, and conducting workplace investigations. The firm also provides training to managers on employee benefits issues, including fiduciary responsibility, HIPAA medical privacy and security, fee disclosure rules, and 409A deferred compensation.