Labor & Employment

Practical advice and custom solutions to assist employers with evolving labor and employment laws.

Meet the team

Labor & Employment Workforce Watch

Locke Lord masters the complexities of labor and employment law. Our skilled team handles and manages any labor and employment issue on a national, international or local basis.

  • Our labor and employment lawyers have triumphed in restrictive covenant, trade secret, wage and hour, employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation and breach of contract cases in federal and state courts
  • We provide sophisticated and creative counsel on a full spectrum of labor and employment issues, including investigations, accommodations, reductions in force, disciplinary actions, employment practices and policies, employment and severance agreements and more related labor and employment issues
  • Our lawyers help companies avoid, minimize and defeat legal challenges to the use of independent contractors and other contingent workers
  • We defend and counsel business owners and managers nationwide regarding public accommodations accessibility issues under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) as well as accessibility-related state and local laws and ordinances

We have extensive experience with U.S., state and local laws, ordinances and regulations, including those related to:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Trade secrets acts in various states
  • Non-competition, non-solicitation and unfair competition laws
  • The National Labor Relations Act
  • The Labor Management Relations Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act
  • The Older Workers Benefits Protection Act
  • The Sarbanes-Oxley Act and other whistleblower laws
  • Employment laws in all 50 states and the United Kingdom

Locke Lord's labor and employment lawyers have served as regional and national employment counsel to companies across a broad range of industries, including:

  • Construction
  • Education
  • Energy
  • Entertainment
  • Financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Health care and life sciences
  • Hospitality
  • Information technology
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Private equity and other investment companies
  • Publishing
  • Real estate
  • Retail
  • Software
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation