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Labor Relations & Employment

Our attorneys have substantial experience serving as chief labor counsel to a wide variety of clients both, union and non-union. Our experience includes both external and internal general counsel roles. As a result, we've learned to practice what we preach. We understand that labor and employment advice is only valuable if it fits within the specific strategic needs of your business.


Subject Matter Experience
  • Affirmative Action/OFCCP Compliance

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Appellate Practice

  • Background Checks

  • Business Restructuring and/or Downsizing

  • Diversity and Harassment

  • Employment Practice Audits

  • Ethics, Compliance and Investigations

  • Executive Compensation and Contracts

  • Hiring, Performance Management and Terminations

  • Intellectual Property Asset Protection

  • Leaves of Absence, including FMLA and ADA Compliance

  • Policies, Procedures and Handbooks

  • Staffing, Independent Contractors and Contingent Workers

  • Training for Compliance, Ethics and Best Management Practices

  • Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets

  • Union Relations, including Collective Bargaining, Arbitrations, Union Avoidance and practice before the NLRB

  • Wage and Hour Compliance

  • Workers Compensation

  • Workplace Safety including OSHA and MSHA


Industry Experience

  • Banking

  • Fashion and Apparel

  • Food and Beverage

  • Higher Education

  • Manufacturing

  • Mining

  • Restaurants

  • Retail

The labor relations and employment law practice at KDG involves representation of employers in a wide range of Title VII, ADEA, wrongful discharge, civil rights, labor arbitration, collective bargaining negotiations and NLRB proceedings. 


We counsel employers on compliance with employment laws, wage and hour issues and provide strategic advice in restructuring, merger, acquisition, and mass layoff situations.

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