Litigation in employment and labor matters has exploded the past several decades. Moulton Bellingham prides itself on keeping up with the most recent develoments in employment and labor law, and it aggressively represents business clients in preventing and defending employment claims. The firm understands that employers need quick and thorough responses when handling employee issues, and we have dedicated attorney professionals who are prepared to respond with skill and experience when employment matters arise.
Moulton Bellingham has a diverse number of clients that it represents on important employment matters. The firm represents national, regional, and local businesses – ranging from companies that employ thousands of employees to the small closely-held business. The firm represents both private sector and public employees, and we defend employment litigation matters in federal and state courts, as well as all of the administrative agencies in the region.
Moulton Bellingham has defended employment claims in numerous jury trials, arbitration hearings, contested case hearing, and bench trials. The firm’s attorneys have handled significant employment matters on appeal to the Montana Supreme Court and the federal appellate courts, and we have counseled on many different matters before litigation. These include employment policies, supervisor training, work reduction, restrictive covenants, workplace safety, discrimination and harassment issues, disability accommodation, discipline, termination, and other-related personnel issues.
One of the most complex areas of the law for employers that has developed in the past several decades is in the area of federal governance. Complex federal Acts such as the Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, American with Disabilities Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Sarbanes-Oxley, and the Equal Pay Act have created significant legal challenges for employers. Moulton Bellingham provides counseling to employers regarding how to meet these federal mandates, as well as defends the federal claims for its clients when they arise.
The firm advocates for employer rights, avoiding mixed-loyalty and conflict situations that arise when dual representation of both employees and employers is undertaken by a firm. Therefore, Moulton Bellingham’s representation is limited to employer clients, with an active focus upon advancing the business interests of both private and public sector employers.