Employers, whether large or small, face an ever-growing web of workplace regulations and potential entanglements with employees. At Polsinelli, we have more than 50 full-time Labor and Employment attorneys who understand the complexity and sensitivity of employee relations and workplace issues.
As exclusively management counsel, our attorneys have extensive experience providing employers with cost-efficient advice and aggressive defenses on employment and labor law matters. We have represented Fortune 500 corporations and privately owned entrepreneurial firms, with recent national rankings and recognitions that include:
- Regionally ranked by Chambers USA in Labor & Employment (2020)
- Nationally ranked in Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor & Employment, with additional national ranking in Employment Law - Management, in U.S. News and World Report's "Best Law Firms" (2021)
- Nationally ranked in the Benchmark Labor & Employment as a department. In addition, eight attorneys in the Labor and Employment department are currently ranked as Benchmark Litigation Stars for Labor & Employment. (October 2020)
- Rated as a Standout in both complex and everyday employment litigation in the 2019 BTI Litigation Outlook, one of only 15 firms so recognized, based on a survey of more than 300 general counsel at companies with more than $1 billion in revenue.
We have a broad range of practice areas and services, including:
With employment litigation and advocacy experience as our strength, preventing legal problems from arising is our goal. We can provide you counsel on an isolated incident or be involved on a regular basis. We assist our clients across a spectrum of employment questions. We provide seminars and workshops for supervisors and managers on effective employment practices.
We assist a broad spectrum of employers, ranging from small family owned businesses to multi-national corporations, in establishing policies, writing handbooks, resolving employee disputes, handling terminations and successfully defending against legal claims. By providing practical advice, based upon review and analysis of a client's employment policies and practices, the law and the human experience our attorneys can often anticipate potential problems and assist clients in minimizing future claims and litigation.
We routinely provide management training in the areas of sexual harassment, workplace diversity, employee retention, hiring practices, wrongful discharge, and numerous other areas intended to educate and motivate supervisory personnel in the proper handling of workplace issues.
Whether your business is union or non-union, we have the depth of knowledge to guide you through your labor related legal challenges to reach practical and sound solutions. We represent clients in all stages of the grievance process and during arbitration proceedings. Slowdowns, strikes and secondary boycotts are areas we can maneuver with our extensive legal team. We have an enviable track record representing employers faced with labor union issues. We provide preventative labor relations training for our clients to assist them in avoiding union campaigns.