Labor & Employment

Sherman & Howard’s labor and employment law attorneys represent management in all matters and disputes involving labor and employment law. We advise employers on all phases of the employment relationship, from application through termination, and on best practices concerning workplace policies, discipline, investigations, layoffs and reductions in force, and other employee relations issues. We represent businesses in disputes involving labor and employment law issues including administrative actions and state and federal litigation. Our collective experience includes interaction with the NLRB, EEOC, DOL, OSHA, MSHA, OFCCP, Whistleblower Protection Programs and state agencies. We advise and litigate over employment agreements, employment-related torts, collective bargaining agreements, benefit plans, discrimination and harassment claims, noncompetition and trade secrets, and whistleblower and retaliation claims.

Our lawyers practicing in traditional labor law have decades of experience representing public and private sector employers in labor relations across the nation. We advise unionized employers on policies, procedures and practices, resolve labor disputes through arbitration or litigation, and work with clients to develop strategies for successful negotiations. In all areas of labor and employment law, we pride ourselves on subject matter expertise and on providing counsel to minimize costs and exposure while maximizing the likelihood of success.

Labor and Employment Services
  • Advice, Counsel, and Training
  • Affirmative Action
  • Class, Collective, and Pattern or Practice Actions
  • Collective Bargaining
  • Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Claims
  • Employee Leave Claims
  • Employment Litigation and Appeals
  • Investigations
  • Labor Arbitrations
  • Layoffs and Reductions in Force
  • Wage and Hour Claims
  • Whistleblower Claims
  • Workplace Safety
  • Wrongful Discharge