EMPLOYMENT & LABOR LAW2020-07-29T12:30:40-05:00

Employment & Labor Law

Riess LeMieux’s employment and labor practice covers the full spectrum of issues affecting the employment relationship, employer training, handbook drafting, and litigation federal and state discrimination claims, wage/hour issues, and disputes arising from the ADA, ADEA, FMLA, FLSA, and Title VII.  We help navigate complex workforce issues on a regular basis to instill a proactive approach for our clients and avoid potential claims.

Some of the employment and labor law areas we handle include:

  • Title VII—race, gender, national origin,  and religion discrimination
  • ADA compliance (disability discrimination)
  • ADEA compliance (age discrimination)
  • ERISA (pension, health insurance, life insurance, and ADD insurance benefits)
  • Union collective bargaining agreement issues
  • State wage & hour laws, blacklisting statutes, and wrongful discharge issues
  • Workers’ compensation disputes (employer-side only)
  • Employment contract issues, including hiring, non-compete agreements, termination, severance, collective bargaining, intellectual property rights, protection of confidential/proprietary information, distribution rights, independent contractor vs. employee, agency principles, entitlement to commissions or performance bonuses, and other terms and conditions of employment

Recent News

Construction Industry Legislative Update – August 2020

Several important laws affecting the construction industry—and businesses in general—were passed by the Louisiana Legislature during the 2020 Regular and Extraordinary Sessions and signed into law by the Governor, including partial tort reform, business and individual protections related to COVID-19, and new laws affecting the construction industry in particular.

Indemnity, Change Orders, and More: Top Construction Legal Issues and Answers Audio Webinar

Christopher K. LeMieux and Jonathan S. Forester will be hosting an audio webinar with the National Business Institute on June 10, 2020.  This webinar will  focus on construction issues that can have substantial legal repercussions.  It will cover how to troubleshoot these issues and give you the information necessary to find solutions before they escalate. Riess LeMieux regularly provides webinars and seminars for clients on a wide array of legal topics.

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