Venable's nationally recognized Labor and Employment lawyers have a proven record of helping employers prevent and solve problems in the workplace.


"Labor and employment attorneys at Venable enjoy a national presence that continues to expand and deepen as the East Coast powerhouse finds itself embracing a strong growth mode."
— Employment Law 360

"Venable has a very credible core of labor and employment lawyers."
— Chambers and Partners


Venable labor and employment attorneys counsel and litigate on behalf of mid-sized and large employers—unionized and non-union, public and private. We deal with every type of workplace issue, including affirmative action, personnel policies, collective bargaining, union avoidance, EEO claims and class actions, merger and acquisition labor cost reductions, wrongful discharge suits, restrictive covenants and trade secrets, OSHA, wage and overtime disputes, healthcare cost reductions, ERISA, and trade secrets/non-compete litigation.

Venable's labor and employment team has a wide range of specialized practice focuses with exceptional strengths in the following areas:


Our labor and employment team brings a depth of knowledge and experience to clients in a multitude of industries including:


We are experienced in every aspect of the employer-employee relationship. Our decades of practice across a wide range of industries and areas of law helps our clients control their labor costs, avoid workplace disputes and defend themselves when litigation arises.