Labor & Employment Law

Bowers Harrison counsels employers of all sizes in labor and employment law whether the company has two employees or over two thousand. We counsel employers in numerous industries including mining, manufacturing, health care and hospitals, hotel and hospitality, personnel services, and public employers. The public employers include public housing authorities, local and county governing boards and municipalities.

We assist employers on all matters of the employment relationship including hiring, discipline & termination issues, wage & hour issues, compliance with state & federal employment laws, and drafting & implementing employment policies. Specifically, we furnish legal representation in the following employment law matters:

  • Responding to discrimination charges filed with the EEOC, or other similar state/local agencies
  • Defending discrimination litigation claims under Title VII, the American with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, or other federal/state discrimination laws
  • Representing employers with wage & hour issues and audits under the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Drafting and updating personnel policies and employee handbooks
  • Drafting employment agreements, including non-compete agreements and confidentially agreements
  • Litigating disputes regarding non-compete and confidentiality agreements
  • Advising management on health and safety issues, including compliance with OSHA regulations, and OSHA audits and appeals
  • Training management and human resource personnel in areas such as harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and discipline & discharge
  • Assisting in the development and the implementation of affirmative action plans, and representing employers with OFCCP audits and compliance issues.

Our attorneys represent and advise employers with regard to union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, labor arbitration, and all matters of labor relations under the National Labor Relations Act. We offer legal services to employers in the following labor law matters:

  • Representing management in labor arbitration cases
  • Negotiating collective bargaining agreements
  • Representing employers in union organizing campaigns
  • Assisting employers with responding to union strikes


Mark E. Miller