Labor and employment law is the newest and most fluid of legal specialties, resulting from the ever-changing legal landscape that is driven by technology and evolving trends in the workplace. Our team – comprised of several award-winning attorneys – is passionate about protecting and defending your interests.
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Joel primarily defends employers in litigation involving all aspects of labor and employment cases, ranging from grievance arbitration to NLRB proceedings and actions before state and federal agencies. Joel defends employers in a variety of cases filed in state and federal court, including disputes involving discrimination and harassment, wage and hour issues, employment contracts, enforceability of non-compete clauses, whistleblower protections and wrongful termination.
Rob advises both public and private sector employers on a variety of issues including contract negotiations, grievances and contract interpretation issues, arbitration, discrimination and harassment, FMLA, reasonable accommodation and disability discrimination, wage and hour issues, discipline and discharge and personnel policies and handbooks.
Matt's practice focuses primarily on advising clients in the areas of general school law, higher education law and municipal law, as well as providing transactional legal services for private-sector employers. He counsels clients on a variety of topics, including student discipline, public records, open meetings, employee discipline and dismissal, employment contracts, employee handbooks, training and development.
Matt is head of the employee benefits practice at Buelow Vetter. He provides advice on the full range of employee benefit issues affecting both private and public sector employers, including qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, executive compensation planning, and employee benefit matters which arise during mergers and acquisitions.
Mary represents a number of school districts on the unique matters that schools, school boards and school administrators face. Additionally, she advised public and private sector employers on a diverse set of issues.
Susan represents public and private employers in all areas of employment, personnel and labor law including collective bargaining, personnel policies and handbooks, discrimination and harassment, union avoidance, strike planning, performance evaluation systems, discipline and discharge, and grievance arbitration.