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Employment & Labor Law

Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP has a strong employment and labor practice, which has assisted and advised clients for decades on virtually every aspect of the employment relationship.

Our Employment & Labor Law Group has been extremely successful in litigating all types of employment disputes, including cases involving allegations of discrimination and harassment based on race, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, and sexual orientation, as well as associated retaliation claims. We also regularly prosecute and defend lawsuits seeking damages and injunctive relief for violations of noncompetition agreements and theft of trade secrets. We have an extensive track record of winning trials before judges and juries, prevailing on motions, and obtaining favorable settlements for our clients. We also have been very successful in defending and prosecuting appeals of cases to higher courts.

We also regularly represent clients in administrative proceedings before state and federal agencies, including, without limitation, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, and various other state and federal agencies. This representation includes assisting clients with investigations and audits, defending charges of discrimination and retaliation and unfair labor practice charges, and negotiating settlements on the best possible terms.

Drawing on extensive litigation and administrative experience, our employment lawyers provide day to day counselling designed to emphasize risk reduction in areas typically giving rise to lawsuits. We also assist clients in drafting and rewriting employment and noncompetition agreements, employee handbooks and manuals, drug and alcohol testing programs, personnel policies, or planning other personnel actions ranging from terminations of individual employees to large-scale layoffs and reductions in force.

We also have experience drafting and reviewing employment-related documents in connection with corporate transactions (including mergers, acquisitions, and sales), and conducting due diligence in the employment and labor law area for buyers in such transactions.

We also have experience in the more traditional areas of labor law. In particular, we represent clients in arbitration proceedings under collective bargaining agreements, union organizing campaigns, and collective bargaining negotiations. We have been involved in advising clients in matters relating to concerted employee activity, union recognition and bargaining, and other issues related to employer-union relations.

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