Labor and Employment

Overview

BakerHostetler’s Labor and Employment Group represents employers in all facets and at all stages of employment and labor relations. Our lawyers routinely confront some of the most challenging issues facing employers in the modern workplace and they bring those experiences to clients both large and small and in a variety of industries.

Our clients value the collaborative, client-centered focus that is the foundation of our approach to achieving successful outcomes, whether in settlement, mediation or litigation. We continuously consult with our clients on all technical and strategic decision making at every phase of the case.

Equally important, our BakerHostetler team works together seamlessly, tapping the experience of more than 90 Labor and Employment lawyers coast to coast, and the broader circle of more than 970 colleagues across the firm who have extensive experience in a full spectrum of areas that affect our business clients. We collaborate habitually and continuously, without adding transaction costs, getting more done in fewer hours.

Professionals

Name Title Office Email
Partner Orlando
Associate New York
Partner Washington, D.C.
Partner Columbus
Partner Atlanta
Partner Cleveland
Associate Denver
Associate Houston
Partner Washington, D.C.
Associate Columbus
Associate Columbus
Partner Los Angeles
Associate Orlando
Partner Cleveland
Partner Atlanta
Associate Los Angeles
Associate Chicago
Partner Columbus
Associate Cleveland
Partner Columbus
Associate Columbus
Partner Columbus
Partner Los Angeles
Counsel New York
Partner Washington, D.C.
Associate Atlanta
Partner New York
Associate Columbus
Associate Los Angeles
Partner Houston
Partner Washington, D.C.
Staff Attorney Columbus
Partner Chicago
Associate Atlanta
Partner Columbus
Associate Los Angeles
Associate Orlando
Partner Atlanta
Counsel Columbus
Partner Cincinnati
Partner Columbus
Partner Los Angeles
Associate Atlanta
Associate Houston
Partner Washington, D.C.
Counsel Orlando
Staff Attorney Columbus
Partner Cleveland
Partner Atlanta
Partner Cleveland
Partner Columbus
Partner Costa Mesa
Counsel Los Angeles
Associate Orlando
Associate Atlanta
Partner Cincinnati
Partner Cleveland
Partner Seattle
Partner Orlando
Counsel Houston
Associate Washington, D.C.
Associate Columbus
Associate Los Angeles
Associate Los Angeles
Partner Columbus
Associate Atlanta
Partner New York
Partner Los Angeles
Associate Cincinnati
Associate Orlando
Partner Denver
Associate Orlando
Partner Orlando
Partner Los Angeles
Partner Orlando
Associate New York
Partner Houston
Associate Cleveland
Partner Houston
Staff Attorney Columbus
Partner New York
Associate Cleveland
Partner Cleveland
Staff Attorney Columbus
Counsel Philadelphia
Associate Los Angeles
Associate Los Angeles
Partner Cleveland

Recognition

  • Chambers USA
    • Labor & Employment ‒ California (2017 to 2020)
    • Labor & Employment ‒ Florida (2007 to 2020)
    • Labor & Employment ‒ Ohio (2007 to 2020)
    • Labor & Employment ‒ Texas (2014 to 2020)
    • Labor & Employment ‒ Washington, D.C. (2017 to 2019)
  • The Legal 500 United States
    • Labor and Employment – Labor-Management Relations (2015 to 2019)
    • Labor and employment – Immigration (2017 to 2019)
    • Labor and employment – Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions): Defense (2015 to 2019)
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"
    • Employment Law – Management: National (2011 to 2020); Cincinnati (2016 to 2020); Cleveland (2011 to 2020); Columbus (2011 to 2020); Denver (2012 to 2020); Houston (2011 to 2020); Los Angeles (2013 to 2020); Orlando (2011 to 2020); Washington, D.C. (2014 to 2020)
    • Labor Law – Management: National (2012 to 2020); Cincinnati (2020); Cleveland (2011 to 2020); Columbus (2011 to 2020); Denver (2012 to 2018); Houston (2011 to 2020); Los Angeles (2017 to 2020); Orlando (2011 to 2020); Washington, D.C. (2017 to 2020)
    • Litigation – Labor & Employment: National (2012 to 2020); Atlanta (2019 and 2020); Cincinnati (2020); Cleveland (2012 to 2020); Columbus (2015 to 2020); Denver (2012 to 2018); Houston (2014 to 2020); New York (2019 and 2020); Orlando (2012 to 2020); Washington, D.C. (2015 to 2020)
  • Recognized as one of the top law firms for client service, BakerHostetler was named to the 2020 BTI Client Service 30 for the sixth consecutive year.

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Employment Class Action Blog
The Fifth Circuit Rejects Two-Stage Conditional Certification Procedure for FLSA Collective Actions in Favor of a One-Step Rigorous Scrutiny Approach.
By Gregory V. Mersol
January 15, 2021
On Jan. 12, 2021, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals significantly altered the process for certification of collective actions in wage and hour cases under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). In Swales v. KLLM Transport Services...
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Employment Law Spotlight
California Supreme Court Applies Dynamex Independent Contractor Test Retroactively
By Joseph S. Persoff
January 14, 2021
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Employment Law Spotlight
Snapshot or Long Exposure? Dep't Of Labor Approves New IC Test … For Now
By Todd H. Lebowitz
January 6, 2021
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Employment Class Action Blog
Ninth Circuit Again Complicates CAFA Removal Standards
By Matthew J. Goodman
December 30, 2020
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Employment Law Spotlight
DC City Council Passes Broad Noncompete Ban
By Marc A. Antonetti
December 22, 2020
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