Employment & Labor Relations

We at Kewenvoyouma Law, PLLC pride ourselves on our depth of experience in the Employment and Labor Relations law area. Our experienced team of attorneys is dedicated to providing comprehensive legal services to tribal entities and businesses in the areas of employment law and labor relations. We understand the unique legal landscape of tribal communities and are committed to protecting the rights and interests of our clients.

Areas of Practice:

Tribal Employment Law: We provide expert legal counsel on matters related to tribal employment law, including drafting and reviewing tribal employment policies, employment contracts, and employee handbooks. We also offer guidance on tribal hiring practices, wage and hour issues, workplace investigations, employee discipline and termination, and compliance with federal and tribal employment laws.

Labor Relations: Our attorneys have extensive experience in handling labor relations matters on behalf of tribal employers. We provide strategic advice and representation in collective bargaining negotiations, labor disputes, and grievance proceedings. We also assist tribes in maintaining compliance with the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and other applicable laws.

Workplace Discrimination and Harassment: We assist tribes in developing and implementing policies and procedures to prevent workplace discrimination and harassment. Our attorneys provide training on diversity and inclusion, conduct internal investigations, and represent tribes in claims related to discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

Tribal Sovereign Immunity: We provide guidance on the legal principles of tribal sovereign immunity and how it applies to employment and labor relations matters. Our attorneys help tribes understand their rights and limitations under tribal and federal law, and provide representation in disputes involving sovereign immunity.

Employment Litigation: We have a strong track record of representing tribes in employment-related litigation, including claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour violations. Our attorneys are skilled in litigation strategies and are committed to protecting the best interests of our tribal clients in court.

Tribal Employment Compliance: We assist tribes in ensuring compliance with federal and tribal employment laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Indian Employment, Training, and Related Services Act (IETRSA), and other applicable statutes. Our attorneys provide comprehensive audits of tribal employment practices and offer guidance on best practices to minimize legal risks.