Employment

Overview

"Very client-oriented, and a strong talent in the labor and employment arena."

– Chambers USA 2012

BakerHostetler’s Employment and Labor practice 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. Our lawyers' solutions are aligned with our clients' business objectives. As one client told U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" this year, "Over 20 years, I have found this firm to be a very knowledgeable, creative and responsive counsel for labor and employment law issues." (This comment appears on the U.S. News & Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" website at bestlawfirms.usnews.com.)

Equally important, our BakerHostetler team works together seamlessly, tapping the experience of more than 70 Employment and Labor lawyers coast to coast, and the broader circle of more than 900 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. It has been said that "They are practical and innovative problem solvers. They work together well as a team, especially in cross-selling the abilities of other firm members. It's a great culture." - Chambers USA 2014

"The firm is intuitive and proactive, and dedicates the resources and time necessary to help us develop and maintain a positive labor relations environment, while positioning us to prevail when arbitrations or litigations arise." – Chambers USA 2013

Professionals

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

Recognition

  • Chambers USA: Labor & Employment
    • Florida (2007 to 2017)
    • Ohio: Band 1 (2007 to 2017)
    • Texas (2014 to 2017)
    • Recognized Practitioner in California (2017)
    • Recognized Practitioner in the District of Columbia (2017)
  • BTI Client Service 30: BakerHostetler advanced 19 positions to #9 (2016)
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" (2017)
    • Employment Law - Management: National Tier 1
    • Labor Law - Management: National Tier 1
    • Litigation - Labor & Employment: National Tier 1
  • Law360 Class Action "Practice Group of the Year" (2014)
  • Corporate Counsel® and The American Lawyer magazines "Go-to Law Firm” for Labor & Employment by general counsel (2013) 
  • Workforce Management Magazine: Top Employment Law Firms
  • The Lawdragon/Human Resource Executive list of the Nation's Top Employment Attorneys includes three members of the team in their Top 100 list, with one additional attorney named among the nation's top 20 labor lawyers.
  • Florida Trend “Legal Elite"
  • Numerous partners have been certified as employment law specialists by their respective state bar associations.

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Employment Class Action Blog
No Certification Where Loss of Data Prevents Class Identification
July 20, 2017
Junk fax case presents opportunities for some employment cases Identifying potential class members is not an issue in most employment cases, as the employer likely has any number of employment records for each of the claimants, including...
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Employment Class Action Blog
Massachusetts District Court Denies Certification for Claims of Unpaid Meal Breaks
July 18, 2017
It has become almost part of the plaintiff playbook to bring wage and hour claims despite lawful employer policies by claiming some sort of “class-wide” policy of deviating from those policies. Sadly, this tactic works at least as often as...
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Employment Class Action Blog
California Supreme Court Denies Sequenced Discovery in Representative PAGA Action
July 14, 2017
On July 13, 2017, the California Supreme Court rejected lower court holdings that limited an employee’s ability to secure statewide employee contact and employment information in a representative PAGA action, when the plaintiff only worked...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Update Regarding New York’s Paid Family Leave Law (Effective Jan. 1, 2018)
July 10, 2017
As we reported previously to New York recently joined several other states that offer paid family leave benefits for employees. Effective Jan. 1, 2018, the New York Paid Family Leave Law (PFLL) will provide eligible employees with eight...
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Employment Class Action Blog
Seventh Circuit Rejects Rule 67 Deposit Into Court Account as Easier Alternative to Rule 68 Offer of Judgment
June 30, 2017
Over the years, Rule 68 offers of judgment have been touted as a means of picking off class representatives and a potentially easy way to terminate a class or collective action before it starts. It rarely really works that way, as many...
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