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
Partner Washington, D.C.
Partner Columbus
Partner Atlanta
Associate Los Angeles
Associate Orlando
Partner Cleveland
Associate Denver
Associate Houston
Associate Columbus
Associate Columbus
Labor & Employment Attorney
Labor & Employment Attorney Columbus
Partner Los Angeles
Partner Cleveland
Partner Atlanta
Associate Los Angeles
Partner Chicago
Partner Columbus
Partner Cleveland
Partner Columbus
Partner Columbus
Partner Los Angeles
Counsel New York
Partner Washington, D.C.
Associate Chicago
Associate Atlanta
Partner New York
Associate Columbus
Associate Los Angeles
Partner Houston
Partner Washington, D.C.
Associate Columbus
Partner Chicago
Counsel Atlanta
Associate New York
Partner Columbus
Partner Los Angeles
Associate Orlando
Partner Atlanta
Partner Columbus
Partner Cincinnati
Partner Los Angeles
Partner Los Angeles
Partner San Francisco
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
Counsel Orlando
Partner Cincinnati
Partner Cleveland
Partner Seattle
Partner Orlando
Counsel Houston
Associate Washington, D.C.
Associate Columbus
Associate Los Angeles
Associate Atlanta
Partner Columbus
Associate Atlanta
Partner New York
Partner Los Angeles
Associate Cincinnati
Associate Houston
Associate Los Angeles
Associate Orlando
Partner Denver
Partner Orlando
Partner Chicago
Labor & Employment Attorney
Labor & Employment Attorney Columbus
Partner Los Angeles
Partner Orlando
Associate Los Angeles
Associate Cleveland
Partner Houston
Associate Cleveland
Partner Houston
Labor & Employment Attorney
Labor & Employment Attorney Columbus
Associate Washington, D.C.
Partner New York
Associate Cleveland
Associate Houston
Partner Cleveland
Counsel Philadelphia
Partner Cleveland
Labor & Employment Attorney
Labor & Employment Attorney Columbus

Recognition

  • Chambers USA
    • Labor & Employment – Nationwide (2021)
    • Labor & Employment ‒ California (2017 to 2021)
    • Labor & Employment ‒ Florida (2007 to 2021)
    • Labor & Employment ‒ Ohio (2007 to 2021)
    • Labor & Employment ‒ Texas (2014 to 2021)
  • The Legal 500 United States
    • Labor and employment – Immigration (2017 to 2021)
    • Labor and employment – Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense (2015 to 2021)
    • Labor and employment – Labor-management relations (2015 to 2021)
    • Labor and employment – Workplace and employment counseling (2021)
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms"
    • Employment Law – Management: National (2011 to 2022); Atlanta (2019 to 2022); Cincinnati (2016 to 2022); Cleveland (2011 to 2022); Columbus (2011 to 2022); Houston (2011 to 2022); Orlando (2011 to 2022); Washington, D.C. (2014 to 2022)
    • Labor Law – Management: National (2012 to 2022); Cincinnati (2020 to 2022); Cleveland (2011 to 2022); Columbus (2011 to 2022); Los Angeles (2017 to 2022); New York (2022); Orlando (2011 to 2022); Washington, D.C. (2017 to 2022)
    • Litigation – Labor & Employment: National (2012 to 2022); Atlanta (2019 to 2022); Cincinnati (2020 to 2022); Cleveland (2012 to 2022); Columbus (2015 to 2022); Houston (2014 to 2022); Los Angeles (2021 and 2022); New York (2019 to 2021); Orlando (2012 to 2022); Washington, D.C. (2015 to 2022)
  • 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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The Bargaining Table
NLRB General Counsel Seeks to Outlaw Employer Use of Captive Audience Meetings
By Todd A. Dawson, Carlos A. Torrejon, Christian R. White
April 11, 2022
On April 7, 2022, National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Jennifer Abruzzo issued what may be her most pro-union directive to date – and that’s saying something. In GC Memorandum 22-04, Abruzzo announced her intention to seek...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Against the Odds: Did a Court of Appeals Just Grant Independent Contractors the Right to Strike and Organize?
By Todd H. Lebowitz
April 11, 2022
On June 4, 1923, jockey Frank Hayes rode 20-1 long shot Sweet Kiss to victory at Belmont Park. While that seems impressive, what made the win even more memorable is that at some point during the race, poor Frank died. He somehow stayed on...
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Employment Class Action Blog
The Vote is In, FAA Sections 9 And 10 Do Not Provide "Look-Through" Jurisdiction to Confirm or Modify Arbitral Awards
By John B. Lewis
April 6, 2022
Our prior blog articles predicted that the outcome in Badgerow v. Walters, No. 20-1143, might turn on whether the plain text of the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) or its purposes would prevail. See our June 16 and Nov. 9, 2021 blog articles...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Abrogates Employers' Sole Defense to Automatic Treble Damages Liability for Late Final Wage Payments
By Amy E. Beverlin, Matthew C. Kane, Daniel F. Lula
April 6, 2022
On April 4, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court handed employees there yet another victory in Reuter v. City of Methuen, holding that they are automatically entitled to triple damages for any late payment of final wages even where the...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Will states ‘come together' to resolve remote work tax withholding issues … or will we continue ‘waiting here … on the long and winding road?'
By Michael J. Semes, Amy J. Traub
March 14, 2022
As we previously reported, the National Labor Relations Board (the Board) invited public comment in January on whether it should overrule its current standard for determining the lawfulness of employee handbook policies and work rules...
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