With decades of relevant experience, Venable attorneys recognize the importance of paying attention to every aspect of the employer-employee relationship in the hospitality industry. Our experience across a wide range of industries and practice areas can help you control your labor costs, avoid workplace disputes, and defend yourself when litigation arises.
Venable attorneys have broad experience representing national and international hotels, restaurants, gaming establishments, and catering employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. Our lawyers regularly advise and represent clients in connection with matters before the National Labor Relations Board, union negotiations and organizing, labor strikes, picketing, and corporate campaigns. We also counsel and litigate on behalf of hospitality clients concerning compliance under state and federal wage-and-hour laws and discrimination statutes, including class action defense. Clients tell Chambers and Partners that "Venable has a very credible core of labor and employment lawyers."
Venable can assist your organization by providing knowledgeable counsel on all aspects of workplace hiring and firing, particularly with regard to immigration/I-9 compliance, wrongful discharge, employment discrimination and harassment claims, affirmative action, employee handbooks, non-competes, trade secrets, and OSHA compliance. In addition, our attorneys can advise your organization concerning compliance with employee benefits laws such as ERISA, including defense of withdrawal liability claims.
Our goal is to work with you to understand and structure your business risks, educate your managers, and develop systems and processes to help you manage critical human resources.
- Class actions
- Collective bargaining
- Diversity / affirmative action
- EEO / harassment claims
- Employee benefits
- Employment agreements
- Employment disputes
- ERISA compliance
- Financial services wage compliance
- Government contracts
- Healthcare cost reduction
- Intellectual property litigation
- Immigration sanctions
- Labor cost reductions in mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy, and healthcare
- NLRB, union campaigns, and ULPs
- OSHA counseling and litigation
- Personnel policies
- Trade secrets / non-competes
- Wage and overtime claims
- WARN Act compliance
- Colleges and universities
- Entertainment / media
- Financial services
- Government contracting
- Independent schools
- Information technology
- Nonprofits / trade associations
- Public employers