Phelps Dunbar’s labor and employment team, consisting of more than 30 attorneys located throughout the Third Coast, is dedicated to partnering with clients to achieve their business objectives. Phelps Dunbar believes in counseling proactively and planning strategically with employers, with the goal of avoiding litigation where possible, and achieving cost efficient results when litigation is the best or preferred solution.  As good planning is the best way to achieve business objectives and avoid employment issues, the Firm make it their business to share knowledge and experience with clients through ongoing training and education, including seminars, breakfast briefings, newsletters, and email alerts with updates on breaking employment law news.

Phelps Dunbar’s labor and employment practice group provides valuable solutions to large and small, public and private employers, across the spectrum of employment law and employee benefit issues, including labor relations, employment discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, safety and health, leaves of absences, compensation issues, union concerns, civil rights and constitutional law issues, immigration, pension and welfare plan design and administration, as well as regulatory compliance and human resources issues.  The Firm’s lawyers participate in all phases of state and federal court litigation and arbitration, and have experience in a broad array of administrative charges and investigations before federal, state and municipal administrative agencies.


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Clients underline the firm’s in-depth knowledge: “Any time we call them, we rely on everything they tell us. They are very familiar with employment law and they know our business well.”
Chambers & Partners, 2017