Michael Westcott is a partner and member of the Labor & Employment Practice Group at Wisconsin law firm Axley Brynelson, LLP, as well as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Mr. Westcott represents management in all facets of labor and employment law matters. He represents private and public sector employers in union organizational drives, labor negotiations, grievance and interest arbitration hearings, and unfair labor practice hearings.
A large portion of Mr. Westcott's practice also involves litigating employment discrimination claims on behalf of employees. He regularly advises employers on worker’s compensation, unemployment compensation, employee handbooks and policies and other related personnel issues. He represents employers before the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Occupational Safety and Health Commission, the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor, the Wage and Hour Division of the State of Wisconsin Equal Rights Division, and federal, state and local administrative agencies concerning employment discrimination matters. Mr. Westcott also spends a significant amount of time advising health care employers in the labor and employment law implications of mergers and integrations.
Mr. Westcott frequently speaks on labor and employment-related issues before civic and business groups. He also regularly conducts training seminars for clients of Axley on issues including sexual harassment, maintaining a non-union environment, interviewing techniques, avoiding fair employment claims and related subjects.