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 Houston
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
Staff Attorney Cincinnati
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 Cleveland
Partner Los Angeles
Partner Orlando
Associate New York
Staff Attorney Columbus
Partner Houston
Partner New York
Associate Cleveland
Partner Cleveland
Associate Houston
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 Preliminarily Enjoins Enforcement of California's A.B. 51 Anti-Arbitration Law
By John B. Lewis, Joseph S. Persoff
February 3, 2020
Since Oct. 11, 2019, we have been blogging about California’s new anti-arbitration law and the injunctive action filed before Chief District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller to enjoin it. Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America v...
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Employment Class Action Blog
Second Circuit Finds That Nurses Are Professionals, Even if They Work for Insurance Carriers
By Gregory V. Mersol
January 30, 2020
Not quite two years ago, the Supreme Court decided the case of Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro, 138 S. Ct. 1134 (2018), a case we blogged here. The case itself involved the issue of whether service consultants at auto dealers were exempt...
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Employment Class Action Blog
California District Denies Certification Race Claim Involving Claimed "English-Only" Restaurant Policy
By Gregory V. Mersol
January 23, 2020
While class actions may prove lucrative for the plaintiffs who bring them, most cases just aren’t suitable for class action treatment and many would likely fare far better if the plaintiffs simply limited themselves to a single employee or...
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Employment Class Action Blog
Update on the TRO Issued in the Case Involving California's AB 51 Anti-Arbitration Law
By John B. Lewis, Joseph S. Persoff
January 16, 2020
On Jan. 10, 2020 Chief District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller further defined the scope, issues and duration of the Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) she initially issued on Dec. 30, 2019. We blogged about the new California legislation and...
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Employment Class Action Blog
Ninth Circuit (Barely) Acknowledges the Dukes Case in Discrimination Class Action Litigation
By Gregory V. Mersol
January 13, 2020
Ten years ago, the Ninth Circuit upheld the certification of a sprawling nationwide class action in Dukes v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., only to see that decision overturned a year later by the Supreme Court. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, 131...
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