EMPLOYMENT & LABOR LAW2021-03-26T10:19:24-05:00

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

Legal Update: Weber v. BNSF Railway Company (Feb. 2021)

A recent federal court decision reiterates the importance of employers enforcing employee attendance policies to defend against potential lawsuits.  In Weber v. BNSF Railway Company, the U.S. Fifth Circuit affirmed summary judgment disposing of an employee’s failure-to-accommodate claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), holding that regular worksite attendance, notwithstanding a diagnosis of epilepsy, was an essential job function.

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