Burton Garland practices all facets of labor and employment law. Burt’s labor law practice includes union avoidance counseling and campaigns, elections, objections to elections, R-Case strategy and litigation, collective bargaining, strikes and injunctions, arbitration, and unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board.
Burt’s employment practice includes litigating employment discrimination matters under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, the Federal False Claims Act, and the various state counterparts to these federal laws. Burt has extensive experience litigating high stakes matters in the context of motions seeking temporary restraining orders and other injunctive relief matters involving restrictive covenants (non-compete, non-solicit and confidentiality agreements); misappropriation of trade secrets; retaliation; tortious interference; unfair competition; and related claims. In addition to representing clients in federal and state court and before federal and state agencies, Burt’s practice includes advising clients on employment-related matters and drafting personnel policies, employment contracts, severance agreements, and employee handbooks. He also has significant experience in wage and hour class action defense and in FINRA arbitrations. Burton has appeared in federal and state courts and agencies throughout the country and is permanently admitted to practice law both in Missouri and Illinois.