Labor & Employment
Witherspoon Kelley represents public and private employers of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses. Our experienced attorneys assist clients with all their litigation and transaction needs.
A key purpose of our Labor and Employment Group is to counsel the firm’s clients on how to manage proactively. The goal is to ensure that problems are resolved before they become costly and negatively impact production and employee relations. Our labor and employment attorneys assist employers in designing training programs and employee policy manuals; in understanding rights and obligations under wage and hour laws; in resolving hiring and discipline issues; in complying with health and safety laws; in recovering employee health and pension benefits; and in working through management-union relations.
Our Group has substantial experience in the successful defense of employers in labor and employment matters before state and federal courts, and the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, state Human Rights Commissions, and departments of Labor and Industries. We are a Tier 1-rated law firm for Labor & Employment pursuant to US News and World Report.
Areas of Emphasis:
Collective bargaining/arbitration/management negotiations
Disability issues and litigation
Discrimination and retaliation claims
Federal and state safety issues
Handbooks and policy manuals
Labor arbitration disputes
Unemployment and disability benefits
Unfair labor practices claims
Wage and hour litigation
Wrongful termination claims