Employment and Labor Law

With an ever-changing regulatory landscape on both the state and national level, and an increasingly litigious workforce, USLAW’s Employment and Labor Law attorneys offer a pragmatic approach. Innovative solutions and thoughtful attention to clients’ needs are tailored to minimize client exposure to claims and to solve problems when they arise.

Covering a broad spectrum of labor and employment issues, USLAW’s Employment and Labor Law attorneys provide top-quality, effective and cost-efficient legal services to both private and public sector employers.

Members of the USLAW Employment and Labor Practice Group focus on supplying real-world, tailored solutions, working collaboratively with clients’ in-house legal and Human Resources professionals, to ward off potential challenges, carefully plan policies and training, and to implement best practices.

Practice Group Client Advisors

USLAW NETWORK Practice Group Client Advisors participate within the practice groups where they most closely align. These advisors offer important experiences and share insights with designated USLAW practice groups. Practice Group Client Advisors for this group are:

  • Constance S. Hennigan – Associate Secretary and Manager – Executive Risk Claims, The Cincinnati Insurance Companies
  • Rachel L. Molina – Corporate Counsel, Swift Transportation
  • Susan V.  Stucker – Vice President – Legal, Litigation, Risk and Employment, HD Supply
  • Catherine Turner Willmunder – Associate General Counsel, Apria Healthcare

Why Choose USLAW Employment and Labor Law Firms?

With highly qualified and experienced employment and labor attorneys located throughout the country, group members are uniquely positioned to offer cutting edge legal services in a cost-effective manner. The Group’s nationwide presence and expertise permits us to respond expeditiously to clients wherever and whenever our members are needed. Through the group’s extensive collective experience representing both private and public sector clients, member attorneys have gained a deep understanding of our clients’ needs and goals in dealing with employees and labor unions.

While our members must conform to the highest standards of excellence and integrity, it is our personalized attention to our clients that sets USLAW apart. The group’s wealth of experience in a wide variety of industries and with employers ranging from small “mom and pops” to Fortune 100 companies allows them to better counsel clients on the day-to-day problems they encounter.

By working together, USLAW firms’ employment and labor law practice groups offer our clients all of the benefits of national representation without compromising our commitment to providing outstanding and timely service. Through our outreach efforts, including national seminars and local training opportunities, the members aim not only to offer premiere, cost-effective, legal representation, but also to continue to develop and strengthen relationships with our industry partners, allowing our members to better serve the business community.

Group members believe their clients are best served through preventive measures such as careful policy drafting and effective training.  To that end, we are often on-site with employers, identifying ways to strengthen personnel policies and providing innovative solutions to workplace challenges. In addition, we provide training to supervisors and managers on a wide array of topics, including:  sexual harassment, unlawful discrimination, workplace investigations, and violence in the workplace.

Even with the most careful planning, employers cannot entirely avoid litigation.  Group members have extensive experience in all phases of litigation – from administrative agency proceedings to litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country.  Member attorneys are keenly aware of the potential pitfalls in administrative investigations and regularly assist employers in responding to Department of Labor, EEOC, NLRB, OFCCP and OSHA audits and investigations at the federal, state and local levels.  Should litigation arise, USLAW clients are well-positioned by having all of the benefits of a large national practice with attorneys familiar with the local rules, judges and trends for nearly every jurisdiction.

Areas of Practice

Our group members handle the full spectrum of employment and labor issues, including:

  • Administrative law agency/tribunal matters
  • Affirmative Action – Executive Order 11246
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Bias Training
  • Civil Rights §1983 Claims
  • Class Action Defense
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Discrimination Claims – Title IV, Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, et al.
  • Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment Contracts
  • Employment Practices Liability Insurance
  • Equal Pay Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Handbooks and Personnel Policies
  • Immigration
  • National Labor Relations Act
  • Non-Competition Agreements
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • Older Workers Benefits Protection Act
  • Retaliation Claims
  • Sexual Harassment and Anti-Discrimination Training
  • Supervisor Training
  • Unemployment
  • WARN Act
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Workplace Violence
  • Wrongful Discharge

Linked Resources

Lightning Round | Employment and Labor Law Practice Group

The Legalization of Cannabis and its Impact on the Workplace (SmithAmundsen)

Harmonious Workplace vs. Employee Rights: Politics at Work (Roetzel & Andress LPA)

A Frightening Reality: Prevention, Preparation, and Defense of Active Shooter Lawsuits (Carr Allison)

Four Ways to Beat the H-1B Lottery Blues (Larson King LLP)

ADA Website Compliance: Continued Uncertainty for Businesses (Carr Allison)

Doing Business in Canada? Understand its Employment Laws

Addressing Pay Equity in the #ME TOO Era

ADA Website Accessibility: The Time for Compliance is Now

Employee Gun Rights v. Good Risk Management: Can Anyone Win?

Exempt No More: Application of the Fair Labor Standards Act to Domestic Service

Employee Wellness Programs: Recent Regulatory Developments All Companies Need To Know About (Hall Booth Smith_Joshua Silk and Todd Robinson)

Tips for Employee Wellness Programs_Murchison Cumming_Quattlebaum

President Obama's Executive Action on Immigration Policy Offers Only Temporary Reprieve for Some

Can't You Hear the Whistle Blowing_Joshua Silk

Whistleblowing in the U.S.A.

Fighting Disability Fraud_Damon M. Gruber, Todd M. Jones & Paul J. Kilminster

Revising Employment Agreements and Computer Policies_Peter Gleekel

Union Ambush Elections_Be Prepared or Be Unionized_Matthew D. Austin

Don't Fire at Will! What you need to know about being an employer in Canada

Locked, Loaded and Licensed – Concealed Carry in the Workplace

Medical Marijuana at Work – The Grass isn’t Always Greener

Avoiding or Mitigating Employment Law Risk: Class Action and Statute of Limitation Waivers

Unpaid Internships: A Violation of Minimum Wage Requirements?

PROCEED WITH CAUTION: Risks Under the ACA In Reducing Employee Hours To Avoid Costs

The Affordable Care Act

An Employer's Guide to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

Preparing to Implement ObamaCare

OSHA Inspections: A Survivial Guide

Employment Policies and Agreements to Minimize Risk in a BYOD Program

Compliance With New California Employment Statutes, Regulations And Cases

How in the Wild, Wild West Did Angels Start Handling Employee Injury Benefit Claims?

What In The Wild, Wild West Is Texas Doing With Employee Injury Claims

Form I-9 and Employment Verification

Protect Your Business By Protecting Your Data

Nuts and Bolts of Settlements in Employment Cases

Legal Risks and Workarounds When Using Temporary Staffing Firms

Fired For Being Too Attractive: Does the Law Provide Any Protection?

Tribal Employment Laws: Legal and Cultural Considerations

Four Takeaways For Businesses From Recent Changes in Federal Labor Laws

Background Checks: Helping Employers Navigate the Battle Between Negligent Hiring and Discriminatory Hiring Practices

Arbitration Agreements

Post-Termination Misconduct of Claimant: Powerful Evidence for Employer to Limit Damages

Federal Decisions After the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments: Everything Old is New Again