|Labor and Employment Law||Occupational Safety and Health|
About this office:
Fisher & Phillips LLP, a national law firm founded in 1943, was one of the first law firms to center its practice on representing employers in labor and employment matters. Now one of the largest in the field, the firm has maintained its commitment to helping employers find innovative legal and practical solutions to their business needs by offering management preventive advice and litigation defense. Working in many areas of employment law, the firm's attorneys offer a wide breadth of expertise covering such traditional subjects as NLRB, EEOC, wage and hour, and disability law, as well as global immigration, pension and benefits, trade secrets and occupational safety and health. In addition to defending employers in labor cases, Fisher & Phillips attorneys help their clients to minimize litigation risks through the development of effective contracts, policies and procedures and through training supervisors and administrators in practical compliance strategies and dispute resolution. The firm's network of thirty-one offices from coast to coast enable its attorneys to handle matters promptly and efficiently in any state. Its focus on labor and employment law permits the firm to provide cost-effective services to employers ranging from large multi-national companies to small, family-owned businesses. Firm attorneys participate actively in state and local bar associations, charitable organizations, business associations and public service activities.
Fisher & Phillips LLP represents employers in a broad range of industries including automotive, banks and financial institutions, credit unions, health care, hospitality, manufacturing, construction, agriculture, transportation and logistics, private schools, colleges and universities, state and local governments, legal and professional service firms, insurance and related services, and non-profit organizations.
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Statement of Practice Summary:
Labor and Employment Law; Labor Relations; Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA); Immigration and Naturalization; Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation; Pension and Benefits; Alternative Dispute Resolution; Arbitration; Breach of Contract; COBRA; Civil Rights; Collective Bargaining; Class Actions; Employee Benefits; Employment Discrimination; ERISA; Harassment; Reductions in Force; Risk Management; Sexual Harassment; Trade Secrets; Wage and Hour; Whistleblower Litigation; Wrongful Termination.
Documents by Lawyers at this office
Missouri Minimum Wage to Increase to $7.65 Per Hour Effective January 1, 2015
Gregory D. Ballew, November 28, 2014
On January 1, 2015, the Missouri minimum wage will increase from $7.50 to $7.65 per hour and from $3.75 to $3.825 per hour for tipped employees. Compensation for tipped employees must total at least $7.65 per hour when tips are calculated. The Missouri minimum wage law governs Missouri businesses...
Antisocial Media- Union Not Liable For Threatening Facebook Posts
Gregory D. Ballew, April 2, 2014
Imagine if you will, that a company-sponsored website allows employees to post comments. During the course of a union strike, an employee who chooses to cross the picket line posts a comment threatening to kill union members who try to stop him. The company does not disavow the post. Would the...
Tenth Circuit Rules On "Termination By Committee"
Gregory D. Ballew, March 6, 2014
On January 21, a federal appeals court addressed whether an employee terminated by group decision (six managers) can be considered “similarly situated” to employees who were disciplined less severely by a different decisional group, consisting of some but not all of the same managers.
Year Established: 1943
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