Labor and Employment Law


Louisiana Employment and Labor Law Attorneys

Cook Yancey provides employers of all sizes and all industries with comprehensive client service on any labor law issue, from the defense of unemployment benefit claims to complex disability and leave issues. Our experienced employment and labor lawyers can help you maintain a productive working atmosphere while minimizing your litigation risk through advice and documentation on the following matters:

  • Recruiting, interviewing, and hiring practices
  • Drafting effective and enforceable personnel policy manuals
  • Protecting the employment at will relationship
  • Compliance with state and federal labor and employment laws and regulations
  • Negotiating collective bargaining agreements
  • Union avoidance strategies
  • Defending union grievances and arbitrations
  • Implementing sound policies for preventing and investigating complaints of discrimination or sexual harassment
  • Workers’ compensation claims
  • Vacation and paid time off policies
  • Social Media policies
  • Educating and training managers, supervisors, and human resources personnel about labor and employment law issues
  • Compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Wage and hour policies, including overtime pay and employee classification
  • Employee discipline and termination issues
  • Workforce reorganizations/layoffs
  • Negotiating and documenting confidentiality agreements, noncompete agreements, management agreements, executive compensation, and severance packages

At Cook Yancey, our experience with employment litigation can help with the investigation and defense of EEOC charges, civil rights claims, whistleblower or retaliation charges, or wrongful termination complaints. Whether you need an updated employee handbook or defense of a wage and hour collective action lawsuit in federal court, our attorneys can provide dependable and comprehensive client service. Contact us for further information about the range of our employment law practice.

Labor and Employment Law Attorneys
Elizabeth M. Carmody