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Labor & Employment

Guiding you through labor and employment issues.

Husch Blackwell takes a service-first approach to assisting employers. We partner with clients to minimize risk and to aggressively solve employment issues, whether through program development, day-to-day counseling or dispute resolution.

The more than 50 attorneys on our team are entrepreneurial and innovative in their approaches, and aggressive and bold in their strategies. We are comfortable in front of juries, and from the moment we are engaged, we prepare cases as if they will be tried before juries. We may not, but we will always be prepared.

Wisconsin Employers: The complimentary Employment Law Manual is available in digital format.

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Identifying and eliminating potential risks can help avert legal troubles. Our team counsels employers on state-of-the-art policy development and implementation and best practices in managing employees. Additionally, we advise on:

  • Affirmative action programs
  • Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9) investigations
  • Collective bargaining agreements
  • Employee misconduct and whistleblower activity
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
  • Compliance audits
  • Employee handbooks, policies and practices
  • Leave laws
  • National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)/National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)

Employment practices often support business models and strategic plans. We have the experience and skills to protect these practices and steer you through the litigation process. Our national litigation work includes:

  • Class and collective actions, including wage and hour
  • Defense of employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims
  • Defense of OSHA/MSHA citations, with a rapid response capability for fatalities and catastrophic accidents
  • Enforcement and defense of restrictive covenants
  • Trade secret and other confidential information protection
National Tier in Labor & Employment
Our group is recognized for excellence in 2019 
Benchmark Litigation Recognizes Husch Blackwell
Learn about our Top Tier in L&E law recognition 
Testimonial Carey L. Bartell, Vice President, Chief Counsel – Legal & Government Affairs, Conagra Brands Inc.

“When we were hit with a complex web of wage and hour class actions, Husch Blackwell was the natural choice. The team’s expertise in the substantive legal issues, combined with the investment they made to develop a deep knowledge of our business, has made them a uniquely effective litigation partner.”

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Client Results

Hospital system resolves overtime case involving work-at-home medical transcriptionists

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