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Employment Law and Labor Relations

"Impeccable reputation and knowledgeable attorneys...ability to address any legal issue and provide outstanding customer service.”

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The employment law and labor relations attorneys of the Davis Brown Law Firm work with clients on all aspects of the employment relationship. The department's principle focus is to assist our employer clients in avoiding costly and time-consuming litigation. To accomplish that goal, clients are advised on methods of avoiding litigation, including employee training, policy development and prompt investigations of complaints. Department members also assist clients in the early stages of the employer's internal investigation and work with them to resolve the issues in the most efficient manner possible. 


If a matter proceeds to litigation, Davis Brown's labor and employment law attorneys have extensive experience in litigating matters before various administrative agencies, as well as litigating matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts.


The Davis Brown Law Firm counsels our employer clients on the design of employment forms, the development of employee policies, manuals and management handbooks, providing guidance on interview techniques, compensation systems and promotion policies. Our attorneys are also experienced in handling wage and hour claims, equal pay

claims, wrongful termination claims, unemployment compensation claims, and discrimination suits. 


Employment and Labor Law Blog


The Davis Brown Employment and Labor Law Blog provides Iowa human resources directors and employers with the latest on employment law matters, including the FMLA, ADAAA, civil rights, PTO, unemployment claims and more.


Employment Law for start-ups and entrepreneurs

For most start-ups, their most valuable asset is their workforce. The firm provides a number of services through the Start-Up Launchpad website including:

  • Interview checklists;
  • Employee offer letters;
  • Employment agreements;
  • Confidentiality and invention assignment agreements;
  • Employee manuals;
  • Equity plans;
  • Stock option agreements;
  • Restricted stock agreements;
  • Employee benefits;
  • and Immigration services.

Counsel for union or non-union workplaces

The firm counsels clients whether they have a union or non-union workplace.  For our non-union clients, in addition to our standard employment advice, we are able to provide assistance in handling any union organizing efforts, including advice on training managers as well as resolving issues before the National Labor Relations or Iowa Employment Relations Board. 


For our union clients, we assist in handling grievance arbitration's, unfair labor practices and participate in drafting and negotiating collective bargaining agreements. 


Firm attorneys represent clients before the EEOC, Iowa Civil Rights Commission, National Labor Relations Board, Iowa Employment Relations Board, Iowa Department of Workforce Development (unemployment, labor, workers' compensation matters), and local human rights commissions, as well as federal and state trial and appellate courts.


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