Bass Berry & Sims Labor Talk


Whether a company has 10 or 10,000 employees, every business has the potential for labor and employment law issues. The labor and employment attorneys at Bass, Berry & Sims serve clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small, locally-owned businesses. In addition, our lawyers have worked in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, retail, food service, distribution, utilities, communications, education and more.

The attorneys in this practice offer a full-range of services in nearly every aspect of management side labor and employment law including both traditional labor work and the wide range of employment discrimination issues. Our team members are experienced in representing clients in all types of proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board; conducting union avoidance training and informational campaigns; and advising employers on contract negotiations, contract interpretation and grievance and arbitration work, and decertification campaigns. Additionally, Bass, Berry & Sims labor and employment attorneys have substantial experience in defending employers in charges before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other federal and state agencies related to charges of age, race, sex, religious, national origin and disability discrimination.

Our attorneys frequently provide in-office counseling and training to managers and supervisors on labor and employment matters. We work closely with general counsel and human resource professionals in the drafting of employee handbooks and employment agreements; and in the hiring, discipline and termination of employees.

Our attorneys regularly counsel clients in the development of, and compliance with, affirmative action plans and in formulating and revising employment policies and practices calculated to avoid potential litigation and union organization.  We provide assistance to a wide variety of multinational business concerns on issues of immigration law compliance, including I-9 audits and Social Security no-match letters.

Visit our website to learn more about the labor and employment practice at Bass, Berry & Sims PLC.