Employment and Labor

The firm counsels clients throughout the United States on wage and hour matters (overtime, compensation, etc.), restructuring and reorganizations, compensation and bonus plans, benefits, implementation of personnel policies, promotion of Indian preference, termination of employment, and employee discipline, among other things.  Since the firm’s clients are located throughout the United States and operate both on- and off-reservation, advice is tailored to address, where applicable, tribal law, federal law and regulations, and state laws that may apply to operations of tribal organizations.  We also represent tribes and nations in administrative proceedings (federal and state labor departments and equal employment opportunity commissions); and when necessary, in tribal, federal, and state courts. The firm assists its tribal clients in developing employment relationships that are fair and respectful, preserve tribal sovereignty and discretion, minimize the need for legal monitoring, and reduce the risk of legal claims.