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, Dec 14th, 2017

We are pleased to announce Hand Arendall and Harrison Sale McCloy will combine effective January 1, 2018 to form a southern, regional law firm with approximately 85 lawyers.

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Tuesday, Nov 28th, 2017
Client Alert: Wire Instruction Fraud

One emerging cyber scheme involves the manipulation of wire transfer information. Are you at risk?

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Thursday, Aug 31st, 2017
Mobile Office Location Announces Move

Hand Arendall will be relocating its current Mobile offices to Merchants Plaza renewing its commitment to downtown Mobile.

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Thursday, Aug 24th, 2017
Hand Arendall Recognized in Chambers USA

The Firm was recognized as a top firm in Banking & Finance and Labor & Employment. Also, Preston Bolt, Ginger Gaddy and Nick Greenwood were all recognized by the publication as top attorneys in public finance.

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Sunday, Aug 20th, 2017
Witcher Quoted in Business Alabama

Member James Witcher is quoted in the August 2017 Business Alabama article When Data Balloons, So Can Law Costs.

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