Practice/Industry Group Overview
Jones Day's Labor & Employment Practice comprises more than 130 dedicated practitioners located in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia, offering corporate clients experienced, sophisticated, and costeffective representation concerning all aspects of employment-related legal matters. Our clients benefit from the strength of our multidisciplinary L&E team, in both employment litigation and traditional labor matters. Our global reach, multi-office teams, and seamless transfer of resources within the Firm allow us to bring the best of the practice to every client engagement.
The breadth and depth of our L&E practice permits us to handle all labor and employment needs, including serving as lead trial counsel in complex, high exposure matters, arguing appeals, as well as handling complex collective bargaining and NLRB work. We have defended and prevailed on class and collective actions involving all manner of employment claims from age, race and gender discrimination, to wage-hour compliance governing pay practices, to accessibility standards for disabled customers, to benefits claims. Our arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of client U.S. Steel has the Court questioning whether federal law guarantees that unionized factory workers receive compensation for time spent putting on and taking off safety equipment. We also successfully urged the Supreme Court to consider an additional question following our victory for client Noel Canning in the D.C. Circuit ruling that recess appointments of the NLRB are invalid.
Nationally, we have been awarded highest honors for several years by Chambers USA, Legal 500 US, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, and Law360. Chambers called the practice “a global powerhouse" providing “consistent advice and excellent representation” and is "very responsive and thorough." The Legal 500 praised us as "a knockout group" deemed "excellent for complex litigation."
Globally, we are recognized in Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Chambers UK, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Legal 500 EMEA, Legal 500 Asia-Pacific and Legal 500 Latin America.
Clients include Abbott Laboratories, Bloomberg, BNSF, California Pizza Kitchen, City of Detroit, Continental Tire, CSX, Dick's Sporting Goods, General Motors, Goldman Sachs, HCA Healthcare, IBM, LXR Luxury Resorts, McDonald's, Medstar Health, Morton's Restaurant Group, Pret a Manger, U.S. Steel, Verizon, and other diverse companies.