Labor and Employment Law Department

Professional Biography

Barnes & Thornburg’s Labor and Employment Law Department is one of the fastest-growing labor groups in the nation. Two qualities set us apart: Our passion for what we do, and the pride we take in helping clients achieve their business goals. To succeed in the competitive global marketplace, our clients must not only meet but exceed their customers’ expectations. We share this objective, offering superior service, innovative ideas and an understanding of the challenges our clients face.

We love what we do in large part because we love what our clients do – not just the products they make or the services they provide, but also the jobs they create. We get a rush walking through our clients’ facilities and learning about what they do.

Maybe it’s that most of us come from towns where good companies meant so much to our communities. Or perhaps it’s just that, in this era of global competition when organizations are forced to compete in crowded markets, we admire our clients’ commitment to innovation, service, and value. For each of the more than 85 professionals who support our labor and employment clients, the reasons may be very different and very personal. 

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Barnes & Thornburg’s Labor and Employment Practice Group has been named a Go-To Thought Leader in the field of employment law by the National Law Review. Throughout the year, Barnes’ Employment Group has tirelessly covered the changing landscape of US labor law as it pertains to the coronavirus pandemic, publishing articles on topics such as OSHA Vaccine-or-Test Mandate, California COVID Paid Sick Leave, and Minnesota Frontline Worker Bonuses. Contributing authors include (but are not limited to): John F. Kuenstler, Timothy Y. Wong, and Kenneth J. Yerkes.

Barnes & Thornburg’s Wage and Hour Practice Group is recognized as  National Law Review Go To Thought Leaders for the group’s innovative COVID-19 Related Workplace Litigation Tracker, which monitors workplace litigation in state and federal courts across the country and analyzes Coronavirus related labor and employment claim trends, giving employers guidance on compliance and preventitive measures.  COVID-19 cases are grouped by type of litigation and provides weekly updates as new cases are filed, an invaluable resource for employers during these turbulent times. Barnes and Thornburg's Wage and Hour Group lead legal editors include: Kathleen Anderson, Scott Witlin, Peter Wozniak and Mark Wallin.


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