Bradley Kafka is a Shareholder and leader of the firm's St. Louis Labor and Employment practice, and vice chair of the national Labor and Employment practice. He represents management in a wide variety of industries including construction, manufacturing, consumer goods, banking, health care, and retail services. Brad is experienced in all aspects of labor and employment law including:
- Federal and state court litigation
- Collective bargaining negotiations
- Defense of union organizing campaigns
- Defense of discrimination claims
- Non-competition and non-solicitation disputes
- ERISA litigation involving multi-employer pension and welfare plans
- FLSA and other class and collective actions
- Restrictive covenants including non-competition, non-solicitation, and nondisclosure agreements
- Drafting employee handbooks and employment policies
Brad 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.
Brad is a frequent lecturer on labor, employment, and ERISA topics before business groups and trade associations.