Employment Law

From individual employee complaints to high-stakes contract negotiations to potentially explosive nationwide class actions, employers face numerous challenges. To successfully manage these risks, companies require experienced advisors to ensure compliance with employment laws and effectively defend their interests in court. We can help.

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Client Successes

Represented American Airlines in high-stakes labor negotiations in bankruptcy as the company sought to reduce labor costs by more than US$1B annually.

Won a critical victory for GlaxoSmithKline and the pharmaceutical industry in a legal battle that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corporation.

Defeated the first “suitable seats” class action to proceed to trial on behalf of Kmart.

Helping Clients Navigate Complex Issues

Employment law has been a cornerstone of our practice since our beginning. Today, Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world’s top employment law firms.

Our lawyers provide the strategic advice and innovative legal services necessary to help employers minimize litigation risk through effective workplace strategies.

Recognition For Our Practice

  • Named Global Management Labour and Employment Law Firm of the Year by The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers every year since 2006.
  • Recognized as the only firm to be named The American Lawyer’s Labor and Employment Litigation Law Firm of the Year twice.
  • Ranked Band 1 for California Labor and Employment Law in Chambers USA

A Leading Employment Law Practice

  • Our firm is a widely recognized leader in U.S. employment law with a thriving practice in key markets across Asia and Europe.
  • We have established an impressive record of wins for our clients at all levels of the judicial system and in numerous jurisdictions, including all 50 U.S. states.
  • Our lawyers provide practical, business-minded counsel on all types of employment law issues, including wage and hour issues, EEOC matters, restrictive covenants, labor management issues, employee benefits and ERISA litigation, and international employment issues.