Mr. Wiseman is a Shareholder in the Firm's Employment and Labor Section. Mr. Wiseman's practice includes labor relations, employment litigation, representation of clients before administrative agencies and commercial litigation.
Mr. Wiseman is an experienced labor and employment attorney whose practice is primarily focused on assisting both private and public employers as well as Service Contract Act employers with a wide range of labor and employment issues. Mr. Wiseman's labor experience includes the representation of management in collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, unfair labor practice charges and representation elections. Mr. Wiseman's employment experience includes, among other things, the representation of employers in matters involving employment discrimination, wrongful termination, wage disputes, breach of employment agreements, employment-related tort actions (such as defamation claims and claims of intentional infliction of emotional distress), sexual harrassment, OSHA citations and employee theft. Mr. Wiseman has significant experience protecting employer assets and human resources through the creation and enforcement of post-employment, restrictive covenants, including non-competition, non-solicitation and non-disclosure agreements. Mr. Wiseman has obtained court orders enjoining former employees from violating such agreements in courts throughout the state of Utah and in Nevada and Idaho.
Mr. Wiseman works closely with his clients to create and update policy and procedure manuals and ensure compliance with, among other things, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and various state and federal anti-discrimination laws. Mr. Wiseman is a frequent lecturer and speaker on employment law topics.
Mr. Wiseman has significant experience representing businesses before the Federal Trade Commission and the Divisions of Consumer Protection in various states against alleged violations of federal and state regulations governing business opportunities, negative option campaigns and unfair advertising.
Mr. Wiseman has been recognized as a Rising Star by Mountain States Super Lawyers (2008) in the category of Employment and Labor Law and has been named as one of The Best Lawyers in America in Commercial Litigation and Employment Law. He has also been voted by his peers throughout the state as one of Utah’s “Legal Elite” in the category of Labor and Employment Law (as published in Utah Business Magazine). He serves as the Chair of RQN's Associates' Committee and as a member of RQ&N's Recruiting Committee.