Bethesda, MD | August 6, 2011 – Offit Kurman is pleased to announce that Labor & Employment attorney Forrest Read has joined the firm. Mr. Read is a litigator, counselor, and advisor in all aspects of management-sided labor and employment law in non-unionized and unionized workplaces. “We are delighted that Forrest has joined our growing Labor/Employment Department, “stated Howard Kurman, Chair of the Firm’s Labor  and Employment Group. “ Forrest has, in a relatively short time, developed a diversity of experience in both the traditional labor arena and employment counseling and litigation. We are confident that he will be a great addition to our department and to our firm.” Mr. Read focuses his practice primarily on labor and employment disputes, including claims of discrimination and harassment, claims arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and claims arising under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); federal and state wage-hour laws; and employment-related tort claims. He also represents employers in labor arbitrations under collective bargaining agreements  and has represented companies throughout the country in both federal and state courts.  Mr. Read counsels employers with respect to compliance on wage-hour issues, employee classification, discrimination, family and medical leave, child labor, and hiring, firing, and promotion.  His practice has particularly focused on the hospitality industry, including litigation and counseling relating to employers’ compensation of tipped employees, and the health care industry, including litigation and review of policies relating to graduate medical education programs. “I am excited to be joining the Labor & Employment Practice Group at Offit Kurman, stated Mr. Read. “I have followed the firm’s impressive growth from afar and I believe it is a place that will afford me the opportunity to build and grow my practice.  Its professionals attract clients not only from the mid-Atlantic, but nationwide, and do cutting-edge work.  I am excited to get started and develop my career here.” Mr. Read practices out of Offit Kurman’s Washington office.


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