Labor and Employment

In today's environment, employers must deal with a number of workplace challenges that can affect the company's productivity and threaten the bottom line. Phelps Dunbar's labor and employment attorneys provide sophisticated experience and strategic advice that enables our clients to maximize employee relationships, minimize risk and navigate the often highly complicated and regulated workplace environment to achieve business objectives. 

Our labor and employment team, consisting of more than 30 attorneys located throughout the Third Coast, is dedicated to partnering with our clients to achieve their business objectives.  We believe in counseling proactively and planning strategically with employers, with the goal of avoiding litigation where possible, and achieving cost efficient results when litigation is the best or preferred solution.  Because we believe good planning is the best way to achieve business objectives and avoid employment issues, we make it our business to share knowledge and experience with clients through ongoing training and education, including seminars, breakfast briefings, newsletters, and email alerts with updates on breaking employment law news.

Phelps Dunbar's labor and employment practice group provides valuable solutions to large and small, public and private employers, across the spectrum of employment law and employee benefit issues, including labor relations, employment discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, safety and health, leaves of absences, compensation issues, union concerns, civil rights and constitutional law issues, immigration, pension and welfare plan design and administration, as well as regulatory compliance and human resources issues.  Our lawyers participate in all phases of state and federal court litigation and arbitration, and have experience in a broad array of administrative charges and investigations before federal, state and municipal administrative agencies.

What sources say about our labor and employment practice and attorneys:

  • "…. experienced, hard-working and insightful."
  • “…. anticipates the information that I need and gets it to me before I know I need it."
  • “….pragmatic, approachable and offers sound advice."
  • "An excellent firm that does very high-quality work, keeps everyone informed and does so economically."
    --Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business