Our Employment and Labor Law practice group is a full-service group of leading employment attorneys that counsel and train both public and private employers on day-to-day employment issues such as discrimination in employment, termination and layoffs, wage and hour disputes, individual disciplinary problems and benefit-related matters.

We also conduct independent investigations into workplace complaints including, but not limited to, complaints of sexual harassment, retaliation and discrimination complaints.

Because not all employment problems can be anticipated or resolved prior to litigation, we also defend employers in front of a variety of local agencies, and federal and state courts. Where appropriate, we represent employers in alternative dispute resolution forums, including mediation and arbitration.

Employment & Labor Attorneys

William C. Brown
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Elizabeth A. Coonan
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Michael A. Dee
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Alice Eastman Helle
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Alex M. Johnson
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Ingrid M. Johnson
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Thomas D. Johnson
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Ann Holden Kendell
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Caitlin M. Klingenberg
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Cynthia Boyle Lande
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Jennifer E. Lindberg
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Benjamin R. Merrill
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Sean P. Moore
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Megan Moritz
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Jordan D. Nickerson
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Christopher L. Nuss
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Brian P. Rickert
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Christopher R. Sackett
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Ryan C. Shellady
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Maggie L. Simonson
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Danielle D. Smid
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Thomas D. Story
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James W. White
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Sarah E. Wilson
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Blog Posts

New Form I-9 Released

February 3, 2020 USCIS recently announced that a new version of the Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) with a version date of 10/21/2019 is available for use beginning Read…

The U.S. Department of Labor Issues Guidance on Joint Employer Rule

January 21, 2020 The U.S. Department of Labor issued some much-needed guidance regarding the application of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act’s Joint Employer rule. The rule becomes Read…

Waterloo Bans the Box - Other Employers Need to Think Outside It

December 20, 2019 On a final vote on November 4, 2019, the Waterloo City Council narrowly passed a city ordinance intended to help people with criminal histories find Read…

Another Final Rule from the DOL Regarding the FLSA - Effective January 15, 2020

December 20, 2019 Previously, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released its Final Rule on September 24, 2019, updating the earnings requirements for exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Read…

The NLRB Bears Gifts for Employers - Just in Time for the Holidays

December 19, 2019 NLRB Rulings Shake Up Previous Standards On December 16, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued two decisions which overrule previous standards regarding workplace confidentiality Read…