Anthony L. Martin

Office Managing Shareholder Las Vegas

Mr. Martin is the managing shareholder of the Las Vegas office. His unique practice encompasses two primary components:

  • representation of management in traditional labor matters
  • the defense of employers in employment matters.

First, utilizing his prior experience with unions and the NLRB, Mr. Martin also represents employers in traditional labor law matters, including significant R-Case experience, the preparation of responses to ULP charges, conducting labor arbitrations, union avoidance, and the negotiation and maintenance of collective bargaining agreements.

Mr. Martin also defends employers throughout the country in claims including, but not limited to, suits brought pursuant to Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, as well as corresponding state law claims and administrative charges.

Mr. Martin also engages in the firm’s preventative practice, counseling employers on a wide variety of personnel issues, including proactive employee relations, conducting seminars, harassment training and teaching effective hiring and separation techniques for employers. He regularly advises employers regarding wage and hour issues, employee handbooks, policies and procedures, employee separation, reductions in force, employee leave, employment contracts, and assists employers with responses to administrative agency complaints. 

Mr. Martin is a frequent speaker in the community and a founding member of Stay Connected, a free, quarterly seminar series focusing on significant labor and employment issues.  Stay Connected is a partnership of HR and legal professionals dedicated to providing and maintaining a better workplace.


Experience

Labor:

  • National labor counsel for several national and regional restaurant, gaming, hospitality and convenience store clients.  As recently as January 2011, was integrally involved in representing convenience store client in R-Case campaign where petition for election was withdrawn by union within 10 days of notice to employer of the same.  Has successfully handled dozens of R-Case campaigns and hearings on behalf of employers in last 6-7 years, each of which resulted in union withdrawing petition for election.  In 2009, integrally involved in creation and roll out of national union avoidance program for company with over 400 locations, and more than 25,000 employees.  Has negotiated dozens of CBAs on behalf of national, regional and local employers.

Litigation:

  • Has filed numerous motions to dismiss, which have been granted in their entirety, including one in a collective/class action against a restaurant where tipped employees alleged improper tip-pooling and various additional wage and hour violations.
  • Motion for summary judgment granted in its entirety in alleged failure to pay overtime case where assistant fire chiefs in central California alleged they were not exempt from overtime.
  • Has prevailed on behalf of employers in more than a dozen jury and bench trials and trial like settings and arbitrations, on matters involving the defense of cases where plaintiffs alleged violations of various federal and state discrimination and retaliation laws, environmental whistleblower statutes and contract cases.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • State Bar of Nevada (Labor & Employment Section, Co-Founder and Former Treasurer)
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Chambers USA (Labor & Employment) (2012 & 2013)
  • 2012 Mountain States Super Lawyers (Labor & Employment Section)
  • Top 100: Mountain States Super Lawyers 2013 (Labor & Employment Section)
  • Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce (President's Club)
  • Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) - SoCal
  • Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) - Nevada
  • Nevada Restaurant Association
  • Sponsorship activities as primary firm liaison for ACC-SoCal
  • The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation

Speeches:

  • Ogletree Deakins Stay Connected Briefing - ''Retaliation Litigation - The Second Bite at the Apple'' - Las Vegas - October 09, 2013
  • Ogletree Deakins Stay Connected Briefing - ''Nevada 2013 Legislative Update'' - Las Vegas - June 12, 2013
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''From Harassment to Fraud: A Workshop on Conducting First-Rate Workplace Investigations'' - New Orleans - May 2013
  • ACC-SoCAL In House Counsel Conference - ''Social Media Chaos - It's Just a Fad, Right?'' - Beverly Hills - January 23, 2013
  • ACC - Nevada Presentation - ''The National Labor Relations Board: It's Not Just For Unions Anymore'' - Las Vegas - November 27, 2012
  • Ogletree Deakins Stay Connected Briefing - ''Navigating the Devil's Triangle: An Overview of The Interplay of FMLA, ADA & Workers' Compensation Leave Laws'' - Las Vegas - September 19, 2012
  • Ogletree Deakins Stay Connected Briefing - ''The NLRB: It's Not Just For Unions Anymore'' - Las Vegas - June 13, 2012
  • Association for Accounting Administration - ''The Top Ten Labor/Employment Developments for 2012'' - Las Vegas - June 2012
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''Workplace Investigations: How To Do It Right'' - Phoenix - May 2012
  • Ogletree Deakins First Annual Full Day Seminar - ''Managing A Workforce in 2012'' - Las Vegas - March 09, 2012
  • Ogletree Deakins Stay Connected Briefing - ''Social Media In The Workplace'' - Las Vegas - October 21, 2011
  • Ogletree Deakins Stay Connected Briefing - ''Independent Contractors'' - Las Vegas - May 19, 2011
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''Ethical Issues in Employment Cases'' - Chicago - May 2011
  • Georgia Hospital Association webinar - ''Violence, Bullying and The Law'' - March 01, 2011
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - ''Workplace Violence Prevention Training Program'' - Las Vegas - December 8 - December 9, 2010
  • Southern Nevada Human Resources Association - ''Labor Legislative Developments and Importance of Proactive Employee Relations'' - Las Vegas - November 12, 2010
  • BLR 2010 National Employment Law Update - ''End Violence, Harassment & Bullying at Your Workplace'' - Las Vegas - October 29, 2010
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - ''The Aftermath of EFCA: An Overview and Discussion of Recent NLRB Appointments, Legal and Legislative Developments and Union Organizing Tactics'' - Phoenix - September 24, 2010
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''When Dress Codes and Style Collide; A Strategy for Employers'' - Las Vegas - May 06, 2010

Published Works

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Media

Media Quotes

July 2009 - Casino Enterprise Management Magazine - "EFCA Update"

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