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

Recognition

  • Chambers USA
    • Labor & Employment: Florida (2007 to 2019)
    • Labor & Employment: Ohio (2007 to 2019)
    • Labor & Employment: Texas (2014 to 2019)
    • Recognized Practitioner: Labor & Employment in California (2017 to 2019)
    • Recognized Practitioner: Labor & Employment in 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)

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Employment Class Action Blog
District Court Dismisses Majority of Claims in Women's Soccer Equal Pay Dispute
By Gregory V. Mersol
May 22, 2020
The U.S. Women’s Soccer team has won four FIFA World Cup titles and four Olympic gold medals. The U.S. Men’s Soccer team has not, and did not even qualify for the most recent men’s World Cup. In the wake of the successes of the women’s...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Wage and Hour Division Issues Two Employer-Friendly Rules
By Shareef Farag, David A. Grant
May 22, 2020
This week, the Wage and Hour Division announced the issuance of two rules interpreting the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that modernize its application and lessen the burden of overtime calculations for certain employers. First, the...
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Employment Class Action Blog
The Third Circuit Demonstrates That Arbitration Rules Really Do Matter
By John B. Lewis
May 4, 2020
Some may have wondered whether mentioning the rules of an administrative organization, such as the American Arbitration Association (AAA), in an arbitration agreement could have a legal impact. It can. A number of decisions have considered...
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Employment Class Action Blog
Maryland District Court Grants Summary Judgment Against Collective Class in Claimed Misclassification Case
By Gregory V. Mersol
April 21, 2020
Misclassification cases are grist for the mill in wage and hour litigation. As we have pointed out previously, the typical pattern is for the plaintiff to assert claims for unpaid overtime on the grounds that the position involved...
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Employment Law Spotlight
New Jersey's Expansion of Family Leave for COVID-19
By Fanny A. Ferdman
April 20, 2020
On Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation (S2374) to expand the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA). The basic idea behind it is to ensure that eligible employees who need to take time off to care for a family member during the...
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