Labor & Employment
Tueth, Keeney, Cooper, Mohan & Jackstadt P.C. has successfully represented a number of businesses, large and small, throughout the Midwest in labor and employment matters. Our broad range of experience includes employment discrimination litigation, wage-hour investigations, affirmative action revision plans development, INS audits, and a variety of traditional labor matters.
Over the last few years, the Firm has successfully defended over 100 discrimination and other employment litigation matters. The Firm has regularly obtained summary judgment in nearly ever category of employment litigation. Our attorneys have also defended many cases in trial, as well as in appeals in federal and state courts throughout the Midwest.
Tueth Keeney is a member of the Employment Law Alliance, a prestigous global alliance of labor and employment firms. Members of the ELA include premier labor and employment firms in their respective regions across the United States and around the world. The Firm is the ELA member in eastern Missouri.
As part of our preventative law philosophy, Tueth Keeney attorneys have extensive labor law experience. Our attorneys have been involved in National Labor Relations Act proceedings, including representation before the National Labor Relations Board. Additionally, the Firm has successfully defended dozens of grievance arbitrations. Our labor and employment attorneys are available to head up labor contract negotiations, and provide advice on maintaining a union-free work environment.
Our attorneys have successfully defended hundreds of employment litigation cases over the past few years, including those under Title VII and state law, the Equal Pay Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and Workers’ Compensation retaliation law. Additionally, our attorneys have successfully enforced many non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.
Human Resources Counseling
Our attorneys have substantial experience in drafting employment handbooks, policy manuals and other workplace materials. We have participated in dozens of employee discipline and discharge matters, as well as reorganization and reductions-in-force. Our employment attorneys have also assisted in the drafting and negotiation of executive employment agreements and compensation planning, employee leasing and independent contractor agreements, and non-competition/non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements.
The Firm’s immigration attorneys have assisted corporations and individuals in obtaining work-authorized temporary visas and permanent resident status. In addition, our immigration attorneys are available for compliance training and defense of Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 actions.
Agency Compliance and Representation
Tueth Keeney attorneys have represented dozens of employers before agencies such as the EEOC and state human rights agencies, OFCCP, OSHA and Department of Labor.
At one time, the practice of workers’ compensation law for the employer consisted solely of the defense of the Claim for Compensation filed by the employee with the Division of Workers’ Compensation. However, due to a dramatic increase in recent years in state and federal legislation dealing with employees, including OSHA, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act, it is mandatory that workers' compensation defense attorneys be able to provide a full-service approach to the defense of the workers’ compensation case. This includes being able to understand that sometimes a ‘‘win’’ in a workers’ compensation case can create a devastating loss or potential loss for the employer with respect to a pending or potential employment lawsuit. A review of recent reported court cases illustrates that, in many instances, an employer ‘‘won’’ the workers’ compensation case only to suffer a large verdict in a subsequent civil case due to a tactical decision, which was made in the workers' compensation case. A full-service approach to defending a workers' compensation case involves having attorneys who are knowledgeable in all aspects of the law, as it may affect the potential outcome of each case for the employer. Our workers’ compensation attorneys have extensive experience in both defending workers’ compensation claims and in defending employment claims. This dual experience insures that our attorneys will reduce the employer's risk to a minimum in all areas of potential liability.
Our workers’ compensation attorneys have extensive experience in handling every type of workers’ compensation claim from the very minor claim up to and including permanent total disability cases. Our attorneys handle cases throughout Eastern Missouri and are very familiar with the customs, practices and procedures of every Administrative Law Judge in that area. Our attorneys deal with a large number of physicians and are able to select or recommend the best available physician to handle either diagnosis and treatment or rating evaluations.
Our workers’ compensation attorneys take the approach that workers’ compensation cases can be won, and they win a majority of cases that go to hearing. We take a proactive approach with each individual client to recommend and implement a specific strategy in each case, which will maximize the result for the client. That approach begins with our willingness to become involved in a preventative or risk management approach with each client. Generally speaking, that involves being willing to meet with the client to review various systems that the client has in place to handle workers’ compensation cases and recommending changes or modifications in those systems. This approach will assist the client in minimizing work-related accidents and maximizing their result should a Claim for Compensation be filed as a result of an accident that occurs in the work place.
Management and Employee Training
The Firm’s attorneys are available for on-site training related to anti-harassment, general EEO policy, ADA, FMLA, Workers’ Compensation, Drug and Alcohol Testing and many other employment issues.
- CMS Inc.
- City of Coffeen
- Control Devices Inc.
- Cut-N-Trim Landscaping
- Cutting Edge Optronics
- Frontier Airlines Inc.
- Graybar Electric Company
- Gwen Schlueter, D.V.M.
- Hicks-Carter-Hicks, Inc.
- Insituform Technologies, Inc.
- Lawns of Distinction
- McDonald's Corporation
- Mirage Products Inc.
- Neighborhood Houses
- Nestle Purina PetCare Company
- Rehab Choice Inc.
- Rolla Municipal Utilities
- St. James Winery
- St. Michael School
- Tee & E Trucking Inc.
- Vanguard Plastics Inc.
- Vogel Plumbing Inc.
- Zion Lutheran School & Church