Labor & Employment

The Labor and Employment team regularly publishes on the Steptoe & Johnson Employment Essentials blog. Visit the blog today for the latest news, insight and analysis of developing labor and employment issues affecting your business.


Steptoe & Johnson’s Labor and Employment attorneys represent a broad spectrum of employers in all aspects of labor, employment, employee benefits, and occupational injury law. They help clients address management issues and adversarial matters, in industries such as energy, manufacturing, education, health care, construction, and natural resources.

Steptoe & Johnson’s Labor and Employment Team is recognized as one of the largest labor and employment law practices in the nation within a multiservice firm. Team members understand the impact labor and employment issues can have on a business. With comprehensive experience in every facet of employment law, the Labor and Employment Team provides innovative solutions to deliver exceptional results that help clients preserve their reputations and maintain their status as business leaders.

Representative Clients

  • Alpha Natural Resources
  • Axiall
  • American Electric Power
  • Antero Resources Corporation
  • Armstrong Wood Products, Inc. 
  • CONSOL Energy Inc.
  • CNX Gas Corporation
  • Dominion Transmission
  • United Hospital Center

Employment Law Alliance

  • Assisted clients in the preparation of employment agreements and separation agreements in connection with the hiring and termination of employees
  • Counseled clients on the development of legally sustainable post-offer of employment and return to work medical fitness for duty guidelines, including use of prescribed medications among commercial vehicle operators and sudden incapacitation of employees in safety-sensitive positions
  • Represented employers in union representation elections; unfair labor practice changes, collective bargaining negotiations; employee grievance arbitrations; age, sex, and race discrimination claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission; and alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act; provided counseling in employment-related matters, including the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, reductions in force, hiring and terminations, and handbooks and policies; represented employers in unemployment and harassment litigation; and conducted workforce and supervisor training in employment-related matters
  • Counseled public and private employers concerning a variety of state and federal employment laws, including the ADA, FMLA, FLSA, OWBPA, NLRA, Title VII, and the WVHRA