The Labor and Employment Attorney is responsible for managing and handling client labor and employment matters. This work includes but is not limited to advising on and negotiating collective bargaining agreements, assisting on grievance evaluation and recordkeeping, preparing and conducting arbitration, development, interpretation and application of related policies and programs for clients, and general advocacy on behalf of public and private sector employer clients.
• Provides legal counsel on labor and employment issues to public and private employer clients which may include, but is not limited to, human resources issues, wage and hour law, civil rights, equal employment opportunity commission (EEOC), harassment, workers’ compensation, unemployment, state agency claims, labor relations, employment agreements, employment policy, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) matters, employment litigation, grievances, and arbitration.
• Assist clients with drafting and applying policies and procedures.
• Participates in and influences the decision-making process with clients and stakeholders.
• Identifies and assesses legal risks and opportunities within the labor, employment, and human resources arena and develops recommendations for and with clients.
• Educates clients and stakeholders on legal matters pertaining to labor, employment, and human resources as necessary.
• Champions client litigation including deposition and trial or arbitration preparation, assisting with pleadings and discovery, and managing complex litigation files.
• Establishes and maintains relationships and builds credibility and trust with clients, the firm, and others.
• Ensures client compliance with applicable state and federal laws, regulations and policies.
• Other duties as assigned by the firm.