Scott Beightol, a partner in the Milwaukee office, represents businesses in all aspects of employment and labor relations, with special emphasis in litigation of discrimination, noncompete and other matters in federal and state court, arbitration, and before the NLRB and OFCCP. Mr. Beightol counsels clients on workforce structure, HR audits and best practices, complex termination and disability/FMLA matters, union avoidance, and union relation matters involving labor negotiations and arbitrations. Mr. Beightol is Chairman of the law firm and is Chair of the firm’s Management Committee. Mr. Beightol is recognized as a leader in the area of Labor and Employment Law by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. Since 2005, Mr. Beightol has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America, and has been named a Wisconsin Super Lawyer in the areas of Management-Side Employment Relations and Employment Litigation-Defense. In 2012, Mr. Beightol was again selected as one of the “100 Most Powerful Corporate Employment Lawyers in the United States,” by Human Resources Executive Online. Mr. Beightol has achieved an “AV” rating, which is the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell.
Michael Best & Friedrich LLP's Labor and Employment Relations Practice Group is a national practice providing leading-edge advice and creative solutions to guide businesses as they make employment decisions, set policies and plan for the future. The attorneys in this group enjoy close partnerships with clients, focusing on litigation prevention and the achievement of strategic objectives. The attorneys are recognized by their clients and peers as among the best and most respected management-side labor, employment and employee benefits attorneys in the country. The attorneys in this group practice before the NLRB, EEOC, OSHA, OFCCP and other state and federal administrative agencies. The attorneys focus on all areas of labor, employment and employee benefits law from discrimination, occupational health and safety, and wage-hour issues to affirmative action and immigration law. Attorneys provide collective bargaining, grievance and interest arbitration services to those clients whose employees are unionized. The group also has an active practice helping non-union clients maintain their union-free status, as unions continue to become more sophisticated and aggressive in their organizing efforts.
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