Marc Engel is an employment attorney committed to proactively helping for profit and nonprofit employers minimize the risk of employment claims; establish sound and effective employment documents and policies, and resolve local, state, and federal workplace disputes throughout the Washington, DC area.
Marc anticipates employee issues before they become employer problems, with a fanatical commitment to client service, which includes keeping his clients abreast of the latest legal and regulatory developments. He shares his best practices and up-to-date strategies for addressing emerging employment issues. Applying over 30 years of wide ranging litigation and counseling experience, he firmly believes an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and advises in-house counsel, business owners and executives, human resources professionals, and managers on a myriad of employment issues, including federal and state wage and hour laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and anti-discrimination and harassment regulations.
From explaining the importance of asking good questions during the hiring process, to drafting comprehensive employment documents that take into account judicial decisions and time-tested best practices, to treating employees with respect even if needing to terminate them, Marc provides practical and wholistic advice to employers in a variety of industries. These include real estate management, non-profits and trade associations, professional services, technology, and health care.
Marc’s insights allow management to improve hiring decisions and retention rates; identify and resolve personnel issues sooner; make the best use of human resources; and focus on their core business. As one client said, “Marc has helped us with employee terminations, unemployment appeals, and personal coaching on how to handle such matters. He also made himself available to us (even when he was on vacation) and always gotten back to us quickly with answers to our questions. Having him as our counsel has really put our minds at ease.”
When conflicts arise, Marc represents clients in state and federal courts, before administrative agencies and various arbitration panels, and in mediation proceedings. He has managed all aspects of litigation, including pre-trial and trial work, appeals, and settlements.
Marc is a sought after and engaging speaker on employment issues and litigation avoidance strategies, and routinely conducts workshops for clients on a myriad of employment issues. Marc created the Employment Alliance Group (EAG) to create a value added, no cost forum for educating HR professionals, business owners, and business advisors. He features recognized experts at EAG meetings to share practical strategies and advice on employment and business issues.
In addition to spending Sunday morning with the New York Times, Marc enjoys reading about what makes people tick. One of his favorite books is Dr. Alan Gregerman’s The Necessity of Strangers.