Bradley Arant Boult Cummings

United States (National)

One Federal Place
1819 5th Avenue N
Birmingham, AL 35203
United States (National)

Telephone:+1 205 521 8000
Fax:+1 205 521 8800

Key contacts:

Managing Partner: Jonathan M. Skeeters
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Quick facts:

Established: 1870
Number of partners: 329
Number of attorneys: 600

Bradley’s Labor and Employment Practice Group offers smart, experienced counsel tailored to our clients’ unique and specific needs. Our attorneys provide public and private employers with the comprehensive counsel needed to help maximize the competitiveness, productivity, and efficiency of their modern workforces. Clients rely on us when they face high-stakes, large-scale, and multi-plaintiff claims with the potential to seriously disrupt operations and profitability. We have vast industry experience representing national, regional and local employers, including large corporations, small businesses and all types of government entities.

Bradley attorneys defend employers across the Southeast and beyond in federal and state courts, as well as before mediators and arbitrators nationwide. We also have extensive experience with advocating for clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (OSHA), Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and other government agencies. We have achieved client successes in the full spectrum of sophisticated employment claims and issues, including:

Litigation – Class, Collective, Multidistrict & Single Plaintiff

  • Wage and hour
  • Misclassification
  • Investigations
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992
  • Retaliation
  • Discrimination based on race, sex, pregnancy, disability, and age
  • Wrongful termination and harassment
  • Noncompete agreements
  • Whistleblower actions
  • Employee contracts, compensation, and severance
  • Breach-of-contract claims
  • Labor relations, including collective bargaining and NLRB charges

Advice & Preemptive Counsel

  • Policies and procedures, employee handbooks, employment contracts, and restrictive covenants
  • Employment issues during corporate transactions, including mergers, restructurings and insolvencies, dispositions, and other events
  • OSHA and MSHA compliance
  • Trainings for executives, managers, and supervisors on managing discipline, terminations, leaves, and requests for accommodations
  • Reductions in force and WARN Act notifications
  • Disability accommodation, FMLA, and USERRA leave compliance
  • U.S. Department of Labor audits
  • Operational advice
  • Form I-9 and immigration compliance

COVID-19 Labor & Employment Issues

Bradley’s Labor and Employment team provides guidance regarding workplace and employee safety as it relates to the coronavirus, including:

  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act and subsequent legislative developments
  • Employee communication strategies
  • Employee self-reporting, testing, leave and ADA policies
  • Workplace safety and health issues
  • NLRA guidance if employees refuse to report to work
  • Guidance on restricting employee travel
  • Discrimination and harassment issues
  • Remote work for a portion or all of your workforce
  • Employees returning to work and communications necessary prior to their return
  • Immigration/visa implications of remote work
  • Evacuation of employees from impacted regions abroad
  • Immigration policies related to natural disasters, health emergencies, and other associated events
  • Employee privacy/HIPPA laws when sharing news of an infected employee
  • Wage and hour issues
  • Employee expenses incurred by those who are asked or required to telework
  • FMLA as it relates to COVID-19 absences
  • WARN Act/plant closings
  • Workers’ compensation and unemployment benefits

Immigration Matters

Bradley attorneys provide immigration services in the business context and help employers in these key areas of business immigration law:

  • Temporary business and tourist visas (B-1 and B-2 visas)
  • Nonimmigrant employees in specialty occupations (H-1B)
  • Religious workers (R-1)
  • International intra-company transferees (L-1)
  • NAFTA professionals (TN)
  • Treaty investors (E)
  • Consular processing of nonimmigrant visas
  • Labor Certification (PERM) Applications
  • Employment-based immigration filings for permanent residence
  • Naturalization petitions
  • I-9 compliance, training and internal audits
  • E-Verify advice and counseling
  • Preparation for site visits and investigations conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and other government agencies

  • Financial Services
  • Bankruptcy
  • Construction
  • Litigation
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Economic Development
  • Appellate
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor and Employment
  • Life Sciences
  • Government Enforcement
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy
  • Securities
  • Tax 


Updated Sep 2022