Vinson & Elkins LLP

Labor & Employment Department

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V&E’s Employment, Labor & OSHA practice group has significant experience in a variety of areas of Labor and Employment Law:

  • As wage and hour disputes continue to rise under the Fair Labor Standards Act, V&E has been on the forefront defending companies in civil and class action lawsuits alleging misclassification of employees under the FLSA and representing companies in wage and hour investigations by government agencies, such as the DOJ. 
  • Litigation before regulatory agencies, including OSHA, MSHA and BSEE. When major accidents happen in the workplace, V&E lawyers manage the regulatory response, litigate citations and fines, and work to negotiate favorable settlements. V&E’s safety practice addresses the current cutting-edge rulemaking and interpretation issues, having practiced in workplace safety and health for more than 25 years. 
  • Litigating on employers’ behalf claims filed by whistleblowers under Sarbanes-Oxley and similar laws. V&E lawyers have played a significant role in developing the law under whistleblower protection statutes.
  • Complex litigation of rapidly evolving areas of law. The economy is driving a substantial increase in FLSA and ERISA litigation and V&E lawyers navigate the procedural complexities and defend clients against individual and class claims in multiple jurisdictions throughout the U.S.