Labor & Employment

Our labor and employment lawyers exclusively represent public and private employers of all sizes across a variety of industries. We collaborate closely with clients to strategically address the challenges of a modern workplace. We proactively consult with clients to apply loss prevention strategies to contracts, policies, practices and training programs to help minimize the potential for disputes and costly litigation. We routinely counsel clients as labor or employment decisions are made to clarify the clients’ goals and identify a range of actions most likely to achieve those goals. When disputes arise, we work closely with our clients at every stage of the dispute or litigation to maximize the likelihood of an efficient and successful result for the client.

Practice Group

Gary Batke

Practice Group Chair

Christopher Burch


Graycen Wood


Jolene Griffith

Of Counsel

Practice Insights

Paid leave Act Passed by Congress & Other Coronavirus Updates

Paid Leave Bill Passed by House and SenateThe Families First Coronavirus Response Act (HR 6201) passed Congress with bipartisan support and was signed by President Trump on March 18th. Paid Leave Bill Passed by House and Senate The Families First... Read More

3 Ways to Avoid Litigation When Hiring an Employee from a Competitor

When hiring an employee from a competitor, the last thing a company wants is to be embroiled in litigation accusing it of hiring the employee to steal that competitor's customers or trade secrets. As a result, the process of "on-boarding"... Read More

What Does the #MeToo Movement Mean for Your Workplace?

Not since the Clarence Thomas Senate confirmation hearings in 1991 has sexual harassment been as present in the daily news as it is today. While the trend started in 2017 with serious allegations of sexual harassment and abuse of power... Read More

Obama’s Overtime Rule Struck Down; Trump’s Department of Labor Starts Over

Since the inauguration of President Donald Trump in January, employers have been anxiously awaiting action regarding a list of pro-employer campaign promises. Near the top of that list has been action to block the Department of Labor's new overtime rule,... Read More

President Obama Signs Federal Trade Secret Law

On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed into law The Defend Trade Secrets Act ("DTSA"). Effective May 12, 2016, the DTSA amended The Economic Espionage Act to allow a new civil action in federal court for the misappropriation of trade... Read More

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