Labor and Employment

Relationship Focused. Results driven.

Smith Moore Leatherwood's Labor and Employment Practice Group is one of the most experienced in the region. Recognized by Chambers and Partners as one of the top Labor and Employment firms in North Carolina, Smith Moore Leatherwood also has the unique advantage of being a full-service law firm with industry specific groups focused on Health Care, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Sports & Entertainment, Real Estate, Technology, and Transportation. This bench strength allows us to meet the needs of our clients in a comprehensive way. We are partners, who understand what you do and care about your business.

Our attorneys practice in the areas of employment litigation, labor relations, Human Resources counseling and training, employee benefits, immigration, workers' compensation, and OSHA. Our clients range from small businesses to multi-national Fortune 500 companies and include technology, manufacturing, hospitality, and transportation companies, health care providers, governmental entities, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations.

The Labor and Employment Team provides practical and proactive counseling, training and service to our clients, covering the broad spectrum of issues that may arise before, during and after the employment relationship. We strongly encourage clients to adopt a forward-looking approach to employee relations to achieve desired business results while avoiding unnecessary litigation.

Should litigation arise, however, attorneys in the Labor and Employment Law Practice Group include some of the firm's most experienced trial lawyers, who have extensive experience in both state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies. We are Effective. Innovative. Practical. We are a part of your Team.


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