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 San Francisco
Associate New York
Partner Washington, D.C.
Partner Columbus
Partner Atlanta
Partner Cleveland
Associate Denver
Partner Washington, D.C.
Associate Houston
Associate Columbus
Associate Columbus
Partner Los Angeles
Associate Orlando
Partner Cleveland
Partner Atlanta
Associate Los Angeles
Associate Chicago
Partner Columbus
Associate Cleveland
Partner 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.
Associate Columbus
Partner Chicago
Associate Atlanta
Associate New York
Partner Columbus
Associate Los Angeles
Associate Orlando
Partner Atlanta
Counsel Columbus
Partner Cincinnati
Associate Houston
Partner Columbus
Partner Los Angeles
Associate Atlanta
Associate Houston
Partner Washington, D.C.
Counsel Orlando
Labor & Employment Attorney
Labor & Employment 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
Labor & Employment Attorney
Labor & Employment Attorney Columbus
Associate Washington, D.C.
Partner New York
Associate Cleveland
Partner Cleveland
Counsel Philadelphia
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 Law Spotlight
Colorado Joins Coalition of States Expanding Antidiscrimination Laws to Include Protections for Gender Identity and Gender Expression
By Jacob A. Bruner, Nathan A. Schacht
June 7, 2021
On May 20, 2021, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed into law HB21-1108, known as the Gender Identity Expression Anti-Discrimination Act (the Act). In relevant part, the Act updates Colorado’s nondiscrimination provisions applicable to...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Back to Work: Montana Enacts Pro-Employer Changes to Wrongful Discharge Law While Becoming the First State to Protect Employees Based on Vaccination Status
By Jacob A. Bruner, Nathan A. Schacht
May 27, 2021
In a flurry of activity this spring, the state of Montana implemented several changes to how employers may do business in Montana. To start, several amendments to Montana’s Wrongful Discharge from Employment Act (WDEA) provide increased...
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Employment Law Spotlight
California Senate Bill 93: Employers, We Have You Covered
By Stephanie Alvarez Salgado, Sabrina L. Shadi
May 26, 2021
On April 16, 2021, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 93, which requires certain employers to rehire eligible employees who were previously laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To be eligible for recall, laid-off...
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Employment Class Action Blog
Opinion of Wisconsin District Judge Again Illustrates that Arbitration Is a Creature of Contract
By John B. Lewis
May 17, 2021
In deciding a reoccurring issue, Judge James D. Peterson of the Western District of Wisconsin found no valid arbitration agreement existed, because of a disclaimer in a 48-page employee handbook. See O’Bryan v. Pember Companies, Inc., Case...
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Employment Class Action Blog
California Court Affirms Value of Employee Time Punches in Defeating Class Certification
By Vartan S. Madoyan, Joseph S. Persoff
May 12, 2021
In a sweet ruling for employers, a California court of appeal affirmed a trial court’s denial of class certification of a meal break claim due to employee timekeeping records. This decision, Salazar v. See’s Candy Shops Inc., is...
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