Steven H. Trent is a shareholder in the Johnson City/Tri-Cities office and sits on the Firm's Board of Directors. He is the former chair of the Labor & Employment Department, and focuses his practice on labor and employment law. Mr. Trent represents employers before the NLRB and other state and federal agencies and advises employers on many topics including union avoidance, FMLA administration, reductions in force, wage and hour issues, employee handbooks, drug testing and employment contracts. Mr. Trent also represents the interests of management during the collective bargaining process. His multi-state practice includes defending claims under the Americans With Disabilities Act, Title VII claims, age discrimination claims, Fair Labor Standards Act claims, whistleblower claims, Equal Pay Act claims, FMLA claims, breach of contract claims and retaliation claims of virtually every kind.
Mr. Trent has conducted numerous speaking engagements and client training programs, including annual Labor and Employment Seminars in both Tennessee and Virginia and Management and Supervisor Training regarding labor and employment issues. These issues include discrimination and harassment, leave issues, union awareness, wage and hour, employee discipline and documentation, retaliation, difficult terminations, employee handbooks, FMLA and effective performance evaluations.
· Tennessee, 1993
· Virginia, 1994