Karel Mazanec is an associate in the Labor and Employment Group in Washington, DC. His practice focuses on representing and counseling employers across a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, education, construction, financial services, government contractors, nonprofit organizations, and the public sector.
Karel assists clients with a broad range of litigation matters, including discrimination, harassment and retaliation, wage and hour, whistleblower and employment contract disputes, under both federal and state laws. Some of his recent matters include:
Karel counsels employers on a multitude of labor relations and compliance issues, and represents clients in grievance arbitrations and matters before the NLRB. His recent activities include:
Karel has experience working with clients to develop personnel policies and employee handbooks, address compliance issues under federal wage and hour laws, and make hiring, termination and other personnel decisions. He has helped employers draft a variety of employment documents, including employment contracts, independent contractor agreements, confidentiality agreements, non-competition and other restrictive covenant agreements, and severance agreements. Some representative matters include:
Karel graduated from the William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law, where he was an executive board member of the William & Mary Moot Court Team and a member of the William & Mary Law Review. He holds a B.A. in political science and psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
His pro bono commitments include serving as a volunteer attorney for local immigration consultation clinics sponsored by the DMV Immigration Alliance.