Merritt Chastain practices in the area of labor and employment law in federal and state courts. He represents management in employment discrimination litigation, Occupation Safety and Health Act citation litigation, litigation under the Employment Retirement Income Security Act and related matters. He also litigates claims involving misappropriation of trade secrets, violation of covenants not to compete and breach of employment agreements.
Mr. Chastain counsels corporate clients on all aspects of employment law, including the federal and state discrimination laws, OSHA, the federal and state wage and hour laws, and other laws pertaining to the employment relationship. He has drafted employee handbooks and policies, employment agreements, arbitration agreements, alternative dispute resolution programs and executive compensation agreements.
Mr. Chastain also represents management in union disputes, including union organizing and decertification campaigns, collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, and unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board.