Labor or Employment


Brent Benrud and Shelley Carthen Watson provide legal advice to Human Resources and University Departments on a host of employment-related matters. Specifically, they provide advice and counsel in the areas of Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Public Employee Labor Relations Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and related federal and state employment laws; union contract negotiation, grievances, and collective bargaining obligations; employee discipline and termination; and drafting of employment separation agreements; employment-related tort claims, contract issues and common law claims; in-house discrimination charges pending before the EEOC and state employment agencies, including conducting fact investigations and document review, drafting and submitting position statements, and appearing before such agencies in mediations and fact-finding investigations.