Employment and Labor


Hand Arendall's Labor and Employment Practice Group represents management in all areas of labor relations and employment law, OSHA, and employee benefits, in both state and federal courts, and before all federal employment agencies. The Employment and Labor Practice Group emphasizes preventive labor and employment relations including: supervisor and employee training, sexual harassment programs and training, complaint investigation, union avoidance, personnel policies and handbooks, employee evaluations, disciplinary actions, wage and hour compliance, arbitration agreements, employment agreements, veterans' rights, and affirmative action plans.

The Employment and Labor Practice Group attorneys are well-versed in union-organizing drives, contract negotiations, and labor arbitration. They have handled all types of employment discrimination and retaliation litigation and mediation in state and federal courts and before state and federal administrative agencies. They are also knowledgeable and experienced in the entire spectrum of federal labor and employment law including: Title VII, Section 1981/1983, ADA, ADEA, COBRA, ERISA, FLSA, FMLA, GINA, HIPAA, NLRA, OSHA, and WARN.

Hand Arendall's Employment and Labor lawyers also represent management clients in affirmative action compliance reviews, wage and hour investigations, OSHA complaints, veterans' rights, and other investigations by the U. S. Department of Labor. State law experience includes wrongful discharge actions, employment related tort actions, covenants not to compete and trade secrets, and workmen's compensation retaliation claims.

For more information regarding the Employment and Labor Practice Group, contact Practice Group Chairman Mark T. Waggoner or any of the other lawyers in the Practice Group.

Firm News

Thursday, Jul 20th, 2017
Protection, Detection, and Remediation of Cybersecurity Breaches

Chris Williams and Andy Odle of Wilkins Miller LLC presented valuable information about cybersecurity at the Partners for Environmental Progress July Membership Breakfast.

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Monday, Jun 26th, 2017
Lankford Recognized as Maritime Person of the Year

Hand Arendall LLC is pleased to announce firm member Alex Lankford was recognized by the Propeller Club of Mobile as the Maritime Person of the Year for 2017 during its annual meeting at GulfQuest.

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Tuesday, Jun 6th, 2017
Reece Quoted in Business Alabama

Member Bill Reece is quoted in the June 2017 Business Alabama article Judge's Order Puts Workers' Comp Act on Disabled List.

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Thursday, May 11th, 2017
Riis Named to ADTA Executive Council

Congratulations to firm Member Buzzy Riis. He has been elected to the Executive Council for the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys for a three-year term.

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Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
Stockman Elected to MLA Board of Directors

Norman Stockman, chairman of the firmís Admiralty Section, was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Maritime Law Association of the United States

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