Karen Milner's practice focuses on the representation and counsel of management in matters and disputes related to employment law and labor relations.
Clients rely on Karen's day-to-day employment law counseling in the areas of wage and hour compliance, affirmative action planning and compliance, business immigration law, and workplace safety & health. She routinely works with in-house counsel, human resources directors and staff, and directors of labor relations to develop litigation avoidance strategies and to successfully defend against administrative actions or litigation from current and former employees. Well-versed in Department of Transportation drug and alcohol testing regulations, Karen is comfortable drafting and editing company handbooks and policy manuals to ensure compliance with these unique and ever-evolving regulations.
On behalf of clients, Karen has appeared before various federal and state agencies from Kansas to Alaska including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and the City of St. Louis Civil Rights Enforcement Agency. Karen also has extensive experience handling numerous labor arbitrations for employers facing contract interpretation issues as well as disputes related to the discipline and discharge of employees.
Karen is a regular contributor and editor for the American Bar Association's Fair Labor Standards Act Supplements. www.fordharrison.com/karenmilner