Employment Law

Our employment law attorneys counsel and litigate on behalf of employees and start-up to large corporations engaged in a variety of industries.

In the practice of employment law, you need an attorney who is experienced in protecting employees and employers from the complications of wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, unpaid overtime and other issues involved in creating hostile working environments resulting in negative relationships and often costly disputes.

At Smith Peterson Law Firm in Council Bluffs, Iowa it our goal to become a strategic partner for you. Small business owners and employers can rely on our firm to ensure that their businesses operate smoothly and that they are in compliance with all state and federal employment laws and regulations.

Our firm provides clients assistance with negotiating contracts, handling insurance concerns, and representing employers in collective bargaining agreements and wrongful termination lawsuits.
Our labor attorneys have represented private and public sector clients in front of arbitrators, mediators, the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor, state labor boards, other government agencies, and state and federal courts. We offer legal advice and counsel to employers in labor negotiations and during litigation for:

  • Risk management and workers’ compensation
  • Labor contract claims and wage disputes
  • Employment discrimination
  • Wrongful discharge actions
  • Labor arbitration
  • Collective bargaining agreements
  • Union organization
  • Non-compete agreements

A substantial part of labor and employment work is preventive. Our attorneys advise clients on:

  • Audits of personnel practice
  • Supervisory training
  • Development of employee handbooks
  • Policies and affirmative action plans
  • Daily operations

Matters handled by our employment law group have included employment contracts generally (including covenants not to compete and non-solicitation agreements), Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act Wage and Hour, medical confidentiality, non-discrimination requirements under State law, governmental tenure rules, and other labor and employment related state and federal laws and regulations.