Phillip B. Russell is a shareholder at Ogletree Deakins, where he represents businesses in a wide range of labor and employment law related matters, including federal and state court lawsuits claiming discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or failure to pay minimum wage or overtime compensation.
Mr. Russell also represents businesses facing government investigations by the EEOC, state and local EEO agencies, OSHA, Wage and Hour Division, NLRB, and others.
He helps clients stay union-free through advice and counseling, supervisor and manager training, and campaigns, and regularly advises and counsels clients on how to handle difficult workplace legal issues through his cost-effective Hotline service.
Mr. Russell protects businesses' investment in their people, trade secrets, and confidential information through employment agreements and litigation, as well as reviewing and revising employee handbooks, policies, and practices.
He trains supervisors and managers in understanding their legal roles and responsibilities and has been labor and employment counsel for various industry and human resource professional associations.