Labor & Employment

Employers can rely on experienced labor and employment attorneys to navigate the tangled web of complex labor and employment laws and regulations.

Labor & Employment

Employers can rely on experienced labor and employment attorneys to navigate the tangled web of complex labor and employment laws and regulations.

Federal, state, and local laws govern the workplace. Our experienced attorneys PARTNER WITH CLIENTS to help avoid labor and employment claims, comply with regulations, and navigate labor and employment disputes.


For the smallest start-up, the largest manufacturer, and every business in between, Nyemaster offers a full range of employment services to employers. Whether the employment issue is Iowa-focused or has multi-jurisdictional implications, our attorneys have resources to deliver effective legal services and serve the diverse business needs of the global economy.

  • Largest labor and employment law team in Iowa.
  • Full range of labor and employment services for employers.
  • Recognized by Best Lawyers in America®, Chambers and Partners USA Leading Lawyers for Business, Super Lawyers, and Benchmark Litigation for quality of work in labor and employment law.
  • Only Iowa member of the Employment Law Alliance, an international association of labor and employment practices in every state and more than 135 countries.
  • Exclusive Iowa membership in Meritas, which includes more than 6,500 experienced lawyers in more than 60 countries.
  • The only Iowa-based labor and employment practice to be named in Fortune magazine’s Go-To Law Firms®


Our skilled attorneys partner with employers on risk avoidance and process development. We are committed to helping clients avoid litigation through counseling and prevention efforts.

  • Client-specific approaches and proactive, strategic advice
  • Audit of employment practices
  • Guidance on performance management and employee discipline
  • Employee handbooks
  • Reduction-in-force plans
  • Severance agreements and releases
  • Supervisory training
  • ERISA issues
  • Wage and salary agreements
  • ADA and FMLA issues
  • Wage and hour regulations
  • Drug testing
  • Employment agreements
  • Employment policies and procedures
  • WARN Act compliance
  • Workplace investigations
  • Immigration issues


When disputes go to court, experienced trial lawyers effectively represent clients in any litigated labor or employment matter.

  • Discrimination, harassment, and retaliation litigation
  • Wrongful termination litigation
  • Trade secret and noncompete litigation
  • Negligent hiring and retention
  • Breach of employment contract
  • Class actions
  • FLSA collective actions


Experienced management-side labor counsel leverage years of labor relations experience to benefit our private and public sector employer clients.

  • Collective bargaining
  • Labor contract administration
  • Labor grievances
  • Labor arbitration
  • Union avoidance and organizational campaigns
  • NLRB unfair labor practice proceedings and trials


Experience guides our labor and employment law attorneys through the maze of administrative employment laws and regulations.

  • OSHA contested case/enforcement trials
  • OSHA policies and practices
  • OSHA investigations and citations
  • Affirmative action compliance and OFCCP enforcement proceedings
  • Department of Labor wage-hour audits
  • EEOC investigations and proceedings
  • Iowa Civil Rights Commission investigations and proceedings
  • Local civil rights commission investigations and proceedings


For prevention, planning, dispute resolution, or any legal employment matter, our labor and employment attorneys provide effective, cost-efficient representation.

  • An attorney with specific knowledge of your legal matter is assigned to efficiently handle your issue.
  • Years of experience are leveraged to help control legal research costs.
  • Meaningful strategies and budgets developed from the start help increase efficiency and avoid surprises.
  • Reasonable rates and fees, including alternative billing arrangements when appropriate, ensure your costs are in line with your needs.