Christopher L. Slaughter
(304) 526-8140
Office: Huntington
J.D. University of Kentucky
B.A. Marshall University
Licensure: KY | OH | WV
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Chris Slaughter represents employers in labor and employment law matters. His practice is evenly divided between counseling and litigation. Mr. Slaughter has tried cases before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, and he regularly litigates arbitration matters. His clients include companies in the construction, energy, health care, hospitality, and manufacturing industries.

Work Experience

2000 Labor Counsel, Law Department, Columbia Gas Transmission Corp. (Temporary Assignment)
1999 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
1995-1999 Smith, Heenan & Althen

Speaking Engagements

September 2009: "Implementing a Reduction in Force: Legal and Practical Advice," Mid Ohio Valley Society for Human Resource Management, Marietta, Ohio

July 2009: "Employment Law 101: A Primer for Supervisors," Volunteer West Virginia, South Charleston, West Virginia

May 2009: "Implementing a Reduction in Force," Charleston Society for Human Resources Management, Charleston, West Virginia

February 2009: "Card Check Update: What Employers Should Do Now to Prepare for a Union Campaign," Huntington Chamber of Commerce, Huntington, West Virginia

January 2009: "Change: The Uncut Version - What Employers Can Expect from the Obama Administration," Contractors Association of West Virginia Mid-Winter Meeting, Orlando, Florida

September 2008: "Labor Law Update," West Virginia Hospital Human Resources Association Annual Meeting, Flatwoods, West Virginia

August 2007: "Conducting a Successful Union Campaign For the Employer," West Virginia Healthcare Association Assisted Living Conference, Charleston, West Virginia

January 2007: "The Top Ten Things Every Employer Should Know About West Virginia Employment Law," Contractors Association of West Virginia Mid-Winter Meeting, Aruba

Contributing author for the American Bar Association's treatise Employee Benefits Law (2nd Ed., 2001)

Key Experience

Assisted a regional manufacturer with a reduction in force at operations in four states
Helped control mass picketing and violence through court litigation in state and federal courts
Negotiated labor agreements with a number of different unions

Memberships & Awards

Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business
Best Lawyers® 2019 Charleston, WV, Employment Law – Management, Lawyer of the Year
The Best Lawyers in America®
Recognized in Law & Politics Magazine's Virginia/West Virginia Super Lawyers®
Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia Bar Associations
Past President, Tri-State Society for Human Resource Management