Employment & Labor Law

Helping Our Clients Succeed

The relationship between employers and employees is fraught with legal pitfalls. Employers of all sizes and in every industry must remain compliant with the many federal and state regulations and statutes applicable to employee relations. Because employment and labor law is one of the most heavily litigated areas of practice, it is critical to retain counsel that understands every facet of employment law in order to aggressively defend the employer. McDonald Carano has represented businesses and other clients involved in all phases of the employment relationship. The results of our employment litigation are among the best in the state.

When addressing a labor-related matter, sitting back is simply not an option. We are dedicated to a client-focused approach, one that entails a high level of service and personal attention. We want to know you, your preferences, and your objectives. We are appreciated for our assertive yet pragmatic approach to litigation, mediation, arbitration, labor negotiations and representation before administrative agencies like the Nevada Equal Rights Commission, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the U.S. Department of Labor. At the outset of any matter, we uncover and leverage every relevant fact in order to best advise our client. If a complaint lacks merit, we advise defending the case, which often results in disposing of the groundless claims through summary judgment during litigation or at trial. Our employment and labor expertise is truly far-reaching:

  • Breach of confidentiality
  • Counseling and training employers and employee
  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Employee health and safety
  • Employee privacy
  • Employee raiding, computer sabotage and client solicitation
  • Federal contractor compliance
  • Leave and other benefits
  • OSHA investigations and citations
  • Unfair competition and trade secrets
  • Wage and hour law (exemptions, overtime, commissions, etc.)
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Wrongful termination and retaliation

Practice Area News

Nevada’s New Pay Equity and Transparency Law

In the recently ended 81st Session of the Nevada Legislature, a total of 1,022 pieces of legislation were introduced between both houses, 515 bills made it to the Governor’s desk…

Best Lawyers in America Recognized
11 Women Lawyers
from 9 Practice Groups

McDonald Carano proudly announces that 11 women lawyers from nine Practice Groups in our Reno and Las Vegas offices have been recognized in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers in…

Leigh Goddard Receives “Lawyer of the Year” Award in Labor & Employment Litigation from Best Lawyers in America 2022

McDonald Carano proudly announces that Best Lawyers in America 2022 has named Leigh Goddard “Lawyer of the Year” for the Reno metropolitan region in Labor & Employment Litigation. Best Lawyers…

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