Labor & Employment


  • Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”, published by Woodward/White, Inc. – Employment Law - Management, Metropolitan Tier Ranking (2020-2024)
  • Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms”, published by Woodward/White, Inc. – Litigation – Labor & Employment, Metropolitan Tier Ranking (2011-2024)


  • Employment Counsel + Litigation

    Represented an embedded federal contractor in all matters of employment and traditional labor to assist in bringing multiple on-going disputes to resolution. Employment related issues had a broad range

  • Non-Solicitation Agreements

    Successfully represented a large energy services company in persuading the trial court to deny a former employee’s special appearance in a trade secrets case. In mediation, the matter settled with



Munsch Hardt’s Labor & Employment practice has extensive experience counseling the most sensitive employment matters so clients can focus on running their business. Our team of experienced attorneys handle the full range of matters arising from the employer-employee relationship, from dispute avoidance and daily organizational matters, to government audits and litigation. We provide responsive and comprehensive strategies to tackle every adversarial and operational challenge clients encounter, including:

  • Compliance Audits
  • Labor-Management Relations
  • Covenants Not to Compete
  • Non-Subscriber Work Injury Defense
  • Disability & FMLA Compliance
  • OSHA Citations & Appeals
  • Discrimination & Retaliation Claims
  • Reductions in Workforce
  • Restrictive Covenant Agreements
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Employment Agreements
  • Trade Secret Protection & Litigation
  • Employment Manuals & Related Forms
  • Workplace Investigations
  • ERISA & Employee Benefits Claims
  • Wrongful Termination Claims
  • FLSA Wage & Hour Claims
  • Merger and Acquisition Due Diligence and Counsel

Short of litigation, we provide effective and common sense guidelines to help clients operate within the complex web of federal, state and local employment laws when making business decisions that affect employees on all levels of the organization. While our attorneys are experienced before local, state and federal courts, as well as various administrative bodies, we believe the best approach to employment issues is to prevent them from happening in the first place. Our lawyers work with clients in developing a sound strategy for building the foundation of the employment relationship. We are involved in the formulation of employment applications, personnel manuals and the various forms new employees sign prior to beginning their employment. Our attorneys also conduct training of supervisors and managers, assuring they are prepared to properly administer and oversee the employer’s standards of behavior and performance. All of these steps can be critical in defending future litigation. This integrated counsel approach aims to minimize the likelihood of employment claims and lawsuits, and maximize the employer’s ability to prevail in trial or administrative forums if disputes do ultimately arise.

When it comes to employment disputes, we work with employers to seek resolution through creative and efficient measures. However, when such resolution is not possible, our experienced litigators are prepared to guide employers through all aspects of the litigation process. We understand the process and outcome of such a dispute not only impacts a client's bottom line, but also sends a powerful and lasting message to their employees and in some cases your competitors. Our lawyers are trusted advisors who will counsel on the practical business consequences of pursuing litigation, work to identify the option that is most appropriate for each client and develop and implement strategies to help prevent similar issues in the future.

We offer unique experience handling traditional labor law matters, including counseling clients on union organizing efforts and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Unionized companies rely on our Firm for assistance with negotiations, contract administration, resolution of grievances and arbitrations and defense of NLRB administrative actions. By maintaining working relationships with both union representatives and governmental agencies, and dealing with them in a direct and forthright manner, we enhance the credibility and effectiveness of our clients goals in addressing workplace challenges and opportunities. It is a thoughtful and cost-effective approach that typifies the strength of our Firm’s employment practice.

Why We're Different

Munsch Hardt lawyers have managed nearly every conceivable employment issue and fact scenario on multiple occasions. The breadth and depth of this experience enables us to step in and evaluate situations quickly, thus allowing clients to confidently make business decisions with a focus on solutions to remedy the situations and get back to business.