Labor and Employment Law

With an ever-changing regulatory landscape on both the state and national level and an increasingly litigious workforce, USLAW’s Labor and Employment 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 Labor and Employment Law attorneys provide top-quality, effective and cost-efficient legal services to both private and public sector employers.

Members of the USLAW Labor and Employment Law 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.

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 experience permit 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
  • COBRA
  • 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
  • ERISA
  • 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

LEADERSHIP

Chair

Sandra L. Rappaport

Hanson Bridgett LLP
San Francisco, CA
United States
Vice Chair

Julie Z. Devine

Lashly & Baer, P.C.
St. Louis, MO
United States
Secretary

Lisa A. Zaccardelli

Hinckley Allen
Hartford, CT
United States
Educational Coordinator

Aretta K. Bernard

Roetzel & Andress
Akron, OH
United States

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT PRACTICE GROUP CLIENT ADVISORS

Client Advisor

Elise Furlan

SICK, Inc.
Houston, TX
United States
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Client Advisor

Kim Magyar

McLane Company, Inc.
Temple, TX
United States
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Client Advisor

Nancy Mellard

CBIZ Benefits & Insurance Services
Kansas City, MO
United States
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Client Advisor

Susanne Mombelli

Leprino Foods Company
Denver, CO
United States
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