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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.

Group Presentations
  2014 - A Look Ahead for California Employers, December 11, 2013
What's the Deal? The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Labor Contract Negotiations, November 21, 2013
Navigating Global Risk, October 16, 2013
Articles Authored by Lawyers at this office:

Contractor Ordered to Pay Half a Million Dollars for Sexual Harassment
Lisa Franzini,Adam Salter, December 20, 2013
The Federal Court has granted a female employee $476,000 in damages, after finding she was sexually harassed by an "arrogant" contractor. The contractor (who was engaged as a contract accountant) had been pursuing the female employee in an aggressive and persistent manner, despite her...

Employer Resists Injunction for Reinstatement in Adverse Action Claim
Lisa Franzini,Adam Salter, December 20, 2013
An employee has failed to obtain an injunction against her dismissal after claiming to have been sacked due to her age and her absence on sick leave. The employee brought an application for interim reinstatement in the Federal Court of Australia, but was refused on the basis that she had failed to...

Getting the House in Order—Update on Government Workplace Relations Policy
Lisa Franzini,Adam Salter, December 20, 2013
As the clock strikes 100 days since the Coalition government came to power, we thought it was time to review progress on several of the Federal Government's promised industrial relations changes.

New Draft of General Protections Benchbook Released by Fair Work Commission
Lisa Franzini,Adam Salter, December 20, 2013
The Fair Work Commission (FWC) is building up its collection of benchbooks, publishing a draft General Protections Benchbook on 28 November 2013 for public comment. This publication is in addition to the Unfair Dismissals Benchbook, launched on 20 October 2013.