Bradley Kafka is a shareholder and leads the firm's St. Louis Labor & Employment practice group. He represents management in a wide variety of industries including construction, manufacturing, consumer goods, banking, and retail services. Mr. Kafka is experienced in all aspects of labor and employment law including:
- Federal and state court litigation
- Collective bargaining negotiations
- Defense of union organizing campaigns
- Discrimination claims
- Non-competition and non-solicitation disputes
- ERISA litigation and multi-employer pension and welfare plans
- Restrictive covenants including non-competition, non-solicitation, and nondisclosure agreements
- Drafting employee handbooks and employment policies
Mr. Kakfa successfully negotiated a collective bargaining agreement with the United Steel Workers, the Teamsters, and the Oil and Chemical workers, for separate manufacturing employers in which employees were required, for the first time, to make substantial contributions towards health care premiums. He has also defended publicly traded companies in disputes over funding deficiencies and withdrawal liability with multi-employer pension plans. He has defended employers in federal and state court cases involving claims under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and ERISA.
Mr. Kafka is a frequent lecturer on labor, employment, and ERISA topics before business groups and trade associations.