Labor & Employment

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Jennifer P. Keller
 

We're the Resource in Human Resources. Our labor and employment attorneys offer litigation defense services for administrative and court proceedings at the federal and state level, advice on pre-litigation strategies to reduce legal risks, policy analysis and drafting, compliance audits, management training and labor negotiation.

We Know People. We know our clients as people, not just clients.  We form business partnerships so we can help clients strategize on the best approach for each situation, and are always looking at the big picture to ensure long-term success.

We Know Business and Industry. We work with clients across all types of businesses and industries, and we take pride in understanding exactly how they work and how our clients are positioned in the marketplace. These include local, regional and global companies in the health care, energy, food processing, entertainment, insurance, chemical manufacturing, construction, transportation and distribution industries.

We Know Our Alphabet. Our attorneys stay on top of the latest changes in laws and regulations from A to Z. We provide counseling and strategic advice on all employment-related laws and regulations, and when necessary, we defend our clients in district and federal courts across the country. Attorneys regularly appear before the EEOC, DOL and Occupational Health and Safety boards.

We Get Around. Our more than 70 labor and employment-focused attorneys are spread across the Firm's seven states and Washington, D.C. Attorneys are licensed in a total of 14 states and have handled matters in 40 states and the District of Columbia. Over the last three years, the team has tried more than 630 federal court cases, has appeared in the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Eleventh and District of Columbia Courts of Appeal, and has appeared in 22 District Courts as well as the District of Columbia.

We Know Labor, Health and Safety. We help management deal with labor unions during the election phases of union campaigns, and we help with labor agreement negotiation. For clients who have unions already representing their workforce, we pursue management's interests in all phases of the grievance and arbitration process. Our health and safety lawyers offer regulatory monitoring, compliance oversight, training programs and internal auditing protocols, and represent clients before federal and state Occupational Safety and Health regulators.

We Like to Help. Baker Donelson customizes all in-house management training programs so that clients' management teams will feel comfortable interacting with us and getting answers to their questions. We offer mock trials, case studies, role-playing, quizzes and video vignettes for human resources managers, mid-level managers and front line supervisors.

We Open Doors for Immigration. We offer a comprehensive and efficient approach to immigration, guiding clients through the entire range of immigration processes for foreign investors, executives, managers, professionals and other workers and their family members. Our experience and relationships help us cut through to practical solutions, using state-of-the-art systems to drive our best thinking through each step of every case.

We Play Well With Others. We want to be your go-to lawyers for every aspect of your company. No matter the legal issue, Baker Donelson's labor and employment attorneys can count on an integrated and experienced team of professionals to assist you in every other aspect of your legal business needs.

We're Good People. We are part of a Firm culture that promotes diversity, inclusion and a sincere appreciation for creative approaches to problem-solving. We are proud to have been listed among FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" for five consecutive years, something few other law firms have attained.  Many of our offices consistently rank as a Best Place to Work in their cities and states, as well. Our labor and employment attorneys are listed in Chambers USA, Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers, alongside other state-specific accolades. The group also holds national Tier Two rankings in U.S. News – Best Lawyers in Employment Law and Labor Law.

Representative Clients

  • Accuity Brands Lighting
  • Adesa Corporation
  • American Contract Bridge League
  • Associated General Agency
  • Atlanta Housing Authority
  • Buckeye Technologies
  • Cendant Corporation
  • Communications Unlimited, Inc.
  • Delta Airlines, Inc.
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Exide Corporation
  • Frontier National Corporation
  • Guardsmark
  • Huntington Ingalls, Inc.
  • Life Care Centers of America
  • National Nephrology
  • Turner Industries Group
  • Southwest Royalties, Inc.
  • St. Jude Children's Hospital
  • Allied World Assurance Company
  • Alabama State Personnel Department
  • Advanced Cable Contractors
  • Arcade Marketing, Inc.
  • AT&T Wireless Services, Inc.
  • Captain D's
  • CBOCS, Inc.
  • City of Atlanta
  • Creative Foods, LLC
  • Direct General
  • Enterprise Leasing
  • First Tennessee Bank
  • Gannett
  • Helena Chemical Company
  • Koch Foods
  • The Madison Hotel
  • Meharry Medical College
  • Sprint Communications
  • U.S. Aggregates
  • Waffle House

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