Labor & Employment
LABOR & EMPLOYMENT
Our full service L&E practice delivers creative, specialized and real-world solutions to keep your business moving forward.
Tomorrow’s workplace presents new challenges, but also immense opportunity.
The pace of workplace change is astounding. There is a global war for talent. Robotics in the workplace is a new reality. Employee owners and cooperatives now outnumber unions. And rapid advances in technology will transform everything yet again.
At the same time, new and ever more complex employment laws and regulations go into effect all the time, creating new compliance challenges and litigation risks.
We are constantly tracking evolving employment laws, market trends and technological advances to spot what’s next.
Our diverse team of more than 70 labor and employment attorneys covers every angle of the workplace: from complex ERISA matters, to safety regulations, to employee use of social media. Whether it’s a routine hire gone awry, wage and hour class action, a health care reform question or a precedent-setting labor dispute, we’ve got it covered.
We know every workplace is unique, which is why we take the time to understand your culture and goals and minimize workplace disruptions that stand in the way of your business potential.
Who we work with
- All employers—large and small, private and public
- 5 Surprising Things You Should Know About Generation Z
Inc. Magazine | May 13, 2016
Labor & Employment practice group co-leader Stacie Collier and Chicago associate Laura Bacon provide commentary throughout this piece discussing how Generation Z is impacting business.
- State Legislation Increases Wages, Mandates Family Leave
Rochester Business Journal | May 13, 2016
Rochester partners Jeff LaBarge and Steve Jones, counsel Todd Shinaman, and associates Joe Carello and Kim Harding co-authored this column discussing New York’s landmark legislation raising the minimum wage and mandating paid family leave.
- 4 Employer Lessons from Handbook Rules Axed by NLRB
Law360 | May 5, 2016
Chicago Labor & Employment partner Brian Alcala provides third-party commentary in this feature story that looks at lessons learned from the National Labor Relations Board’s heightened scrutiny of employee handbooks.