Labor & Employment Law
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Reduce the cost of doing business.

That’s what labor and employment law is really all about. A smart, proactive legal strategy can reduce the risk of litigation and significantly reduce costs. We can help protect against the things you didn’t foresee. And we’ve got you covered in all areas of labor and employment law, from transactional work to arbitration, mediation and litigation.
  • Employee contract negotiation and drafting
  • Employee policy development, including handbook drafting and review
  • Employee screening and hiring practices
  • Separation agreements
  • Employee discipline and termination
  • Employee classification
  • Employer risk management
  • Employee leave issues
  • Employment litigation and arbitration, including wrongful discharge defense
  • Employment discrimination defense, including retaliation, sexual harassment, disability, race and age
  • Reasonable Accommodation issues
  • Workers’ compensation defense
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Wage and hour compliance
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Management and Employer Labor relations, including collective bargaining agreement negotiation, drafting, and arbitration
  • Montana Human Rights Act
  • NLRB elections and unfair labor practices

Proactive Legal Guidance

Prevention is the best medicine. To help companies avoid employment related legal battles, we advise human resource and business professionals on everyday employment law issues, conduct workplace training sessions, workplace investigations for employers and host free employment law seminars.

Employment litigation defense

We have extensive experience defending employers who have been accused of wrongfully terminating or discriminating against an employee.  Employment claims often stem from allegations of failure to have good cause for terminations, discrimination, or harassment.  These claims can also include constructive discharge, which involves an employee being forced to quit due to unbearable working conditions.  We can help in all of these areas, as well as with alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration or mediation.

We often serve as mediators in employment disputes hosting mediations and settlement conferences. Video conferencing is also available for those who are not able to come to our offices.

Case Studies

GLR Attorneys Practicing Labor & Employment Law

Jared S. Dahle
Jared S. Dahle
Partner
Robert C. Lukes
Robert C. Lukes
Partner
Kathryn S. Mahe
Kathryn S. Mahe
Partner
Anita Harper Poe
Anita Harper Poe
Partner
Brian J. Smith
Brian J. Smith
Partner
Jeffrey B. Smith
Jeffrey B. Smith
Partner
Justin K. Cole
Justin K. Cole
Associate
Jason M. Collins
Jason M. Collins
Associate
Leah T. Handelman
Leah T. Handelman
Associate
Elijah L. Inabnit
Elijah L. Inabnit
Associate
Tessa A. Keller
Tessa A. Keller
Associate
Nicholas J. Lofing
Nicholas J. Lofing
Associate
Kristen Z. Meredith
Kristen Z. Meredith
Associate
Mike Wilson
Mike Wilson
Associate

Scalable legal counsel

Use only what you need, when you need it.  As your needs change, you’ve got a team of attorneys—in almost every area of law—ready to jump in as needed.