Frantz Ward is pleased to announce that Joel R. Hlavaty
has been chosen for the ALFA International 2022 Attorney of the Year Award.
ALFA International is the premier network of independent law firms. Founded in 1980, ALFA was the first and continues to be one of the largest and strongest legal networks. ALFA has 150 members firms throughout the world. Its 80 U.S. firms maintain offices in 95 of the 100 largest metropolitan areas and its 70 international firms are located throughout Europe, Asia, Australia/New Zealand, Africa, Canada, Mexico and South America.
Joel focuses his practice on the representation of management in all phases of labor relations and employment litigation. He routinely advises employers on all aspects of their relationships with employees, as well as with respect to matters concerning litigation prevention and human resources management, and he regularly defends them in federal and state courts of all jurisdictions on claims arising under the various federal and state labor and employment laws. This counsel and representation includes handling matters relating to the use of medical marijuana. Joel additionally represents employers with respect to complaints and charges filed with the EEOC and OCRC, NLRB, and SERB, and with OSHA and the DOL, as well as with health care and ERISA issues and complaints, and collective bargaining issues and strike disputes. Joel is also a frequent presenter at seminars and management training programs on a wide variety of topics.