Practice Areas

Employment, Labor and Workers' Compensation

It’s vital that your workforce is fully functional.  Our work on our clients’ employment, labor and workers’ compensation matters keep their personnel on track so the job is done and expectations are clear.  Johnstone Adams’ employment attorneys advise clients on employee relations and contracts.  We draft personnel policies and employee manuals and provide training on sexual harassment, FMLA, ADA, and employment policies and practices in general.

We have mastered the confusing maze of employment laws and regularly guide and protect clients in all areas of employment law, including non-compete and confidentiality agreements, the National Labor Relations Act, the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, as well as state labor laws and common law tort claims.

We have experience with labor matters, Affordable Care Act compliance, terminating employees in a protected class, discrimination and harassment claims, union attacks and return to work issues.

Our workers’ compensation knowledge is comprehensive and specialized, which is an important consideration in a practice area where one size does not fit all.  We defend all manner of workers' compensation claims ranging from obtaining court approval of lump sum settlements to defending claims for permanent total disability benefits. We also defend against retaliatory discharge claims, co-employee claims and claims for the tort of outrage.

As part of our full-service employment practice, we provide counsel on ERISA and immigration matters from our attorneys specializing in these highly detailed areas of law.

Our clients are self-insured employers and insurance carriers, and include companies from the healthcare, shipyard, construction, retail, hospitality, manufacturing and staffing industries.

Snapshot of Strengths

Our employment, labor and workers’ compensation attorneys provide the full range of services in this practice area.  Strengths include: 

Next Steps

Johnstone Adams is the right choice for your employment, labor and workers’ compensation legal needs.  We take client service to the next level by forming strong relationships with our clients, visiting their offices, remaining available 24/7, and conducting yearly employment seminars.  

We are seriously committed to our labor and employment  clients and ensure we remain up to date on the latest and horizon issues, including same sex marriage matters, classifications for salaried employees, retirement benefits, increasing burdens on federal contractors, the Affordable Care Act, Defense of Marriage Act, FMLA,  and the Fair Housing Act.

We are very good at exploring all avenues of speedy and inexpensive resolution and are pleased with our documented successes on behalf of our clients.  Call on Johnstone Adams to resolve your employment, labor and workers’ compensation issues.  Let us assist in keeping your workforce functioning smoothly.

Practice Group Attorneys

Celia J. Collins
Ben Harris
Robert Jackson
Wade Perry Jr.
Lawrence Seiter
Tiffany Smith
Tracy Turner
R. Gregory Watts
Jessica Welch