Overview

Stinson represents employers in virtually all areas of labor, employment, immigration and employee benefits law with deep experience representing clients across industries. Our nationally recognized and highly experienced team guides local, regional, national and international companies through all facets of their employment needs, including litigation, labor law services, avoidance counsel, employee training, personnel practice counseling and comprehensive employee benefits.

Our attorneys work in close partnership with clients to develop strategies consistent with their business goals and employment objectives. We are experienced in developing sensible employment policies, managing sensitive workplace investigations and guiding clients through emergency personnel situations when they arise.

Employee Benefits 

We help clients achieve legal compliance with their employee benefits and executive compensation plans in alignment with their cultural and strategic objectives. Our attorneys regularly work with businesses, governments and tax-exempt organizations of all sizes to design, implement and maintain employee benefit programs. We also counsel clients on retirement plans, health care and welfare benefits, transferring ownership to employees, profit sharing plans, fiduciary complains, plan audits and corporate transactions and restructurings. Learn More. 

Employment Litigation 

Our attorneys help minimize risk and develop litigation strategies consistent with clients' business philosophy and the nature of the dispute. We represent a wide range of employers in employment litigation in federal and state courts as well as before administrative agencies. Our capabilities include employment discrimination and harassment claims, federal and state wage and hour claims, wrongful termination, retaliation and whistleblowing, and state law contract matters and tort claims. Learn More.

Immigration

We help businesses navigate the application procedures for immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, appeals and litigation, and provide proactive training and audits to maintain compliance with I-9 requirements. Our immigration attorneys represent Fortune 500 companies, medium and smaller-sized corporations, research institutions, academic institutions, hospitals, medical clinics, private medical practices and individual physicians, law firms, engineering firms and individuals. Learn More.

Investigations & Compliance

We guide employers through workplace investigations and compliance issues that threaten to impede business operations. Our team helps employers develop forward-thinking employment policies, manage sensitive workplace investigations, handle emergency personnel situations, investigate claims of impropriety or unethical behavior, and represent our clients in government investigations. We have the experience, discretion and judgment needed to thoroughly investigate allegations while ensuring that all participants feel respected and heard during the investigative process. Learn More.

Labor Relations

Stinson’s nationally ranked labor law attorneys—some of the region’s most experienced—are the trusted choice for employers seeking to reach their business goals, negotiate union contracts with significant wage, benefit and work rule concessions without a work stoppage, create or maintain desired employee relations; negotiate asset purchase agreements addressing successor employer responsibilities and multiemployer pension fund withdrawal liability, and comply with applicable labor and employment laws. Learn More.

OSHA & Workplace Safety

Whether proactively establishing procedures to improve worker safety or responding to allegations of workplace safety violations, employers of all sizes turn to Stinson's attorneys for experienced counsel. We have decades of experience advising on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) compliance, preparing ahead of OSHA inspections, contesting OSHA citations, handling special circumstances that arise in fatality cases, defending employers against OSHA retaliation and whistleblowing complains, and representing employers in civil litigation. 

Capabilities
  • Advise employers on specific measures to comply with OSHA standards and recordkeeping requirements 
  • Counsel employers regarding procedures to adopt in anticipation and preparation for a potential OSHA inspection 
  • Advise employers prior to OSHA or Mine Safety and Health Act (MSHA) inspections, and managing communications with OSHA and MSHA during and following an inspection 
  • Contest OSHA citations, including representing employers in OSHA settlement proceedings, OSHA administrative hearings and court challenges to OSHA citations and penalties 
  • Handle the special circumstances that arise in fatality cases, including employee counseling, media relations, fatality inspections, workers' compensation and insurance issues, and government recommendations that the matter should proceed as a criminal prosecution 
  • Represent employers in civil litigation and subpoena actions 
  • Counsel employers in labor relations matters that involve workplace safety issues 
  • Defend employers against OSHA retaliation and "whistleblowing" complaints

Our attorneys also assist employers in promoting a safe workplace through drafting and implementing safety programs, policies and manuals, and by recommending safety consultants for proactive safety training.


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