Maynard's Labor and Employment Law Practice is among the most experienced in the Southeast and has earned the distinction for well over ten years as a leading Labor & Employment Practice by Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business. Devoted exclusively to the representation of management in all aspects of labor and employment law, Maynard's Labor and Employment group currently consists of 25 lawyers who focus exclusively in this area, many of whom have been recognized as among the best in their profession by rankings including The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, Mid-South and Alabama Super Lawyers, and Benchmark Litigation.
In addition to the team of lawyers who concentrate their practices in the areas of Labor and Employment law, the firm has many other skilled lawyers who are experienced in handling employment-related matters involving Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Immigration, and Healthcare issues, just to name a few.
The Labor and Employment Practice has been recognized as a top-tier practice in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Law Firms" and The Best Lawyers in America®. The practice has also been recognized as a "Go-To Law Firm" in the area of Labor and Employment for Fortune 500 Companies by American Lawyer Media and Corporate Counsel magazine. In a past survey of the Fortune 250 legal departments by The National Law Journal, Maynard was listed in "Who Represents Corporate America" in the area of Labor and Employment.
Employment Litigation and Arbitration
Maynard's team of lawyers regularly defends management in virtually all types of employment litigation and arbitration and tries cases in both state and federal courts and before arbitrators in employment claims including:
- Employment discrimination claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, Section 1981, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and various other federal employment statutes
- Collective actions under the FLSA and class action suits under Title VII, Section 1981, and the ADEA
- Claims of sexual harassment, racial harassment, and other types of workplace harassment
- Claims under the FMLA
- Claims of retaliation under the Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act and various federal employment laws
- Claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and various state wage-hour laws; Workers’ Compensation lawsuits
- Breach of employment contract, including non-compete, non-solicitation and trade secrets, litigation
- State law employment torts such as negligent hiring, supervision and retention, fraud, defamation, co-employee, outrage, assault and battery, invasion of privacy and tortious interference
Administrative Litigation and Practice
In addition to the traditional employment litigation practice, the firm’s labor and employment attorneys regularly represent employers in administrative proceedings before various federal and state agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, the Mine Safety and Health Administration, the Department of Labor, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and the Department of Industrial Relations.
Preventive and Compliance Counseling
Maynard’s Labor and Employment Practice offers a variety of preventive counseling and compliance assistance. Depending on the needs of the particular client, the firm provides various forms of training including anti-harassment, diversity, supervisory, and other management training. The firm also offers employment handbook and collective bargaining reviews, equal employment, wage and hour and other employment law compliance audits, and investigations of grievances and complaints, including complaints of sexual or other harassment.
The attorneys in Maynard's Immigration Practice combine their knowledge of federal and state employment law and federal and state immigration law in order to provide comprehensive guidance to our clients on the complex and ever-changing laws and regulations in the immigration arena. To read more about Maynard’s Immigration Practice click here.
Labor Relations and Employment Law Developments
Maynard represents employers in the labor relations arena and provides assistance in union organizing campaigns and labor contract negotiations. For clients with union contracts or with mandatory arbitration programs, the firm routinely tries arbitration cases involving all types of labor and employment issues. In addition, the firm regularly counsels employers regarding compliance with federal and state employment laws. Our attorneys also monitor new and cutting-edge developments in the labor and employment arena and provide client updates on these matters.
Whether it be litigation or legal counseling, the goal of Maynard's Labor and Employment Practice is to partner with each and every client to provide ongoing sound legal advice and representation that contributes to the success of their business operations.
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