Labor & Employment Law
Our labor and employment team has been representing employers for over 40 years. Regarding matters of traditional labor law, as the only Indiana management attorneys ever to serve on the NLRB Region 13 Practice and Procedure Committee, we bring a tradition of successful employer representation to the table whether opposing union organizational attempts, engaging in collective bargaining, or battling unfair labor practice allegations before the Board and beyond, our experience will guide you through.
Collective bargaining presents a unique challenge. It’s a fortunate employer who enjoys a collaborative relationship with the union representing his employees. But over time, relationships change. Handshake deals prove to be unenforceable; language that appeared to mean one thing turns out to mean something entirely different after being interpreted by the National Labor Relations Board or the courts. The results have all too frequently proven to be devastating. Our skilled negotiators can guide you through, from simply reviewing your Agreement to bargaining the entire contract.
Regarding Employment law, as one of the few firms nationally to successfully defend a sexual harassment class action through trial, we take a back seat to no one. Whether involving Title VII discrimination or harassment, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Wage and Hour law, Retaliation and Whistleblowing, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans With Disabilities Act, wrongful discharge or otherwise, for decades we have successfully represented employers through all levels of the administrative and litigation process.
Contracts regarding employment can be problematical. Whether you are confronted with issues involving the drafting or breach of an employment contract, a covenant not-to-compete or a severance agreement, our team successfully deals with these issues routinely and are prepared to help you deal with these issues quickly and efficiently.