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.
Specific Practice & Industry Groups Details:
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
Illinois Embraces "Ban The Box"
Scott Fanning, August 4, 2014
On July 19, 2014, Illinois joined a growing number of states prohibiting employers from asking about applicants’ criminal histories early in the hiring process.
Flag On The Play: Will Unions Change the Game of College Sports?
Paul H. Burmeister, April 14, 2014
In a historic move, members of the Northwestern University football team recently took initial steps to form a union and seek collective-bargaining rights with the university. Shortly thereafter, the team filed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). In a decision that has some...
Year Established: 1943
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