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 Chicago
Partner Columbus
Associate Cleveland
Partner Columbus
Associate Columbus
Partner Columbus
Partner Los Angeles
Counsel New York
Partner Washington, D.C.
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
Associate Houston
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 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
Partner Houston
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
D.C. District Court Refuses to Issue Preliminary Injunction Against Alleged Retaliation in Sex Discrimination Class Action
By Gregory V. Mersol
July 29, 2020
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Employment Law Spotlight
NLRB: Being Abusive Is Not Protected Union Activity
By Michael S. Chamberlin, Joseph S. Persoff
July 27, 2020
Under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), a union member cannot be disciplined for conduct such as forming or joining unions, bargaining collectively, or engaging in other activities for the purpose of collective bargaining, such as...
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Employment Class Action Blog
New Jersey Supreme Court Requires Delivery Drivers to Arbitrate Regardless of FAA Transportation Workers Exemption
By John B. Lewis
July 16, 2020
As we noted in our June 10, 2019 blog post, many have questioned whether state arbitration laws could be applied when some transportation workers are held to be exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) based on Section 1 of that act...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Second Circuit Says No California Anti-SLAPP Motions in Federal Court
By Joseph S. Persoff
July 16, 2020
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has split with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and concluded that California’s statute to avoid strategic lawsuits against public participation (anti-SLAPP) does not apply in federal court. The...
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Employment Class Action Blog
Ninth Circuit Finds No Right of Contribution or Indemnity Under the FLSA
By Gregory V. Mersol
July 6, 2020
Joint or single employer liability has gotten a lot of attention in recent years, where a company is held responsible for the employment obligations of a sufficiently interrelated contractor or corporate entity. Our sister blog, the...
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