Lafayette Employment Law

Shields | Mott offers comprehensive services to Lafayette employers relating to labor relations and employment law. Beginning with innovative strategies and policy development to ensure compliance and risk avoidance, continuing through representation of clients under investigation by the Wage/Hour Division of the Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board or the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, our attorneys offer years of experience in successful representation of employers.

We represent large and small Lafayette employers in a diverse range of industries from oil and gas, to biotechnology, arts, restaurants, insurers, healthcare and consumer goods. Our years of experience provide us with a broad understanding of how to assist employers in achieving business and human resources objectives in a dynamic and ever changing regulatory and litigation environment.

The labor and employment attorneys of Shields | Mott are dedicated to achieving a client’s employment objectives in an efficient, cost-effective manner. The firm represents employers in matters concerning:

  • Employment discrimination
  • Wage and hour disputes
  • Union avoidance
  • Labor relations
  • General employment policies
  • Disability discrimination
  • Employee leaves under the Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Drug testing
  • Immigration
  • Wrongful discharge
  • ERISA and employee benefits

The firm’s attorneys in this practice area represent management interests in federal and state courts in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas as well as before federal agencies such as the EEOC, the NLRB and the Department of Labor. In addition, the firm routinely advises clients on employee handbooks, employment applications, drug testing documents and other personnel documents. The firm’s employment attorneys provide in-house training programs to employers on such topics as sexual harassment, union avoidance, disability accommodation and other personnel matters.