Practice Areas & Industries: Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.


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Ogletree Deakins’ employment lawyers are experienced in all aspects of employment law, from day-to-day advices to complex employment litigation.  Our litigation practice includes deep experience with myriad laws governing the workplace, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Equal Pay Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the WARN Act and many other federal and state laws.  Our workplace dispute litigation experience includes matters involving protection of trade secrets and confidential business information, and restrictive covenants not to compete.

Our employment practice also includes day to day and preventative counseling and advices.  We conduct comprehensive employment audits to expose problem areas before they become legal challenges. Our management training seminars equip supervisors to handle tough workplace issues. Often, our attorneys are called upon to prepare and review employment policies and procedures manuals to ensure compliance with federal and state laws.

Our experience in employment law includes advices and/or litigation involving the following areas:

Affirmative Action
Age Discrimination in Employment Act
Alternative Dispute Resolution            
Americans with Disabilities Act
Background Investigations
Civil Rights Litigation
Class Action Defense
Diversity in the Workplace
Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace
Employee Benefits
Employee Privacy Rights
Employment Contracts
Equal Employment Opportunity
Family and Medical Leave Act
Government Contractors
Harassment Claims and Investigations
Immigration Law
Internet-Based Training
Independent Contractor Issues
International Employment
Live Training Programs
Management Training Seminars
Non-Compete Agreements
Occupational Safety and Health Law
OFCCP Matters
Personnel Policies
Plant Closings and Reductions in Force
Retaliation Claims
Temporary Employees and Employee Leasing
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
Unemployment Claims
Unemployment and Disability Benefits
Unfair Competition and Non-Compete Litigation
Wage and Hour
Workers' Compensation
Workplace Violence Control Plans
Wrongful Discharge Claims