The Employment and Labor practice group represents management in all aspects of Employment & Labor matters and litigation. Large as well as small employers and corporations are represented, as well as governmental entities, and educational institutions in all aspects of employment-related legal matters. Lawyers have represented clients in litigation involving class action, as well as individual, claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, WARN Act, and related state and local anti-discrimination laws, claims of wrongful discharge and workers’ compensation retaliation, claims arising under ERISA, and claims seeking to enforce confidentiality, non-compete, and non-solicitation agreements. The group’s employment-related representation also includes preparing and counseling management in regard to employee handbooks and policies, counseling concerning employee issues and compliance with anti-discrimination statutes, regulations, and ordinances of the federal and state governments, preparation and counseling concerning Affirmative Action Plans and OFCCP compliance reviews, OSHA compliance and investigations, and provide training on compliance with the various anti-discrimination laws. Members of the Employment & Labor practice group also provide advice and counseling to employers concerning executive agreements, trade secrets, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, severance agreements, and workforce adjustment issues.
The Employment and Labor practice group provides training, guidance, and counseling regarding the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act. Lawyers advise employers concerning union avoidance and advise and represent employers concerning union representational proceedings and elections, unfair labor practice investigations and hearings, contract negotiations, the administration of collective bargaining agreements, and labor arbitration hearings, including interest arbitration. The group's labor representation also includes representation in injunctions against unlawful strike activity, picketing, and work jurisdictional disputes and in litigation to enforce collective bargaining agreements.
Through Armstrong Teasdale’s membership in the Employers Counsel Network (ECN), we can access credible firms almost anywhere on your behalf. ECN, comprised of top-level law firms in all 50 states—plus Washington D.C. and Canada—advises and represents employers regarding workplace issues and disputes.
Active in the industry, members of our Employment and Labor practice oversee the Missouri sections of 50x50 (50 Employment Laws in 50 States) and are both writers and editors of the Missouri Employment Law Letter.