Labor and Employment

The labor and employment practice at Baute Crochetiere Hartley & Velkei LLP includes the full spectrum of wrongful termination and employment discrimination cases, including discrimination on the basis of race, age, sex, national origin, religion and disability, among others, as well as defending against claims for breach of contract, wrongful termination in violation of public policy, and breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing. The firm also handles traditional NLRB proceedings and collective bargaining, including recent successful negotiations against the Teamsters and the United Farm Workers. Our labor practice also includes the handling of routine grievances and formal arbitration hearings, as well as wage and hour advice and class action defense.

The firm’s labor work is almost exclusively on behalf of management, and only in rare instances does the firm handle a plaintiff’s case in the area of labor and employment. Our labor clients have included Dresser Industries, Inc., Halliburton, World Service West Co., Tengu Company, Inc., Guess?, Inc., Oakwood Capital Management LLC, and US Air, among others. Specific focus on the particular client’s needs has resulted in the implementation of creative, cutting-edge collective bargaining processes designed to minimize disputes and maximize profitability for the client.

To learn more about how Baute Crochetiere Hartley & Velkei LLP can assist you with a labor or employment litigation matter, contact Mark D. Baute.