Travis Kearbey's practice focuses on labor and employment law in the areas of litigation, business transactions, counseling and compliance, and traditional labor.
Mr. Kearbey’s employment litigation experience includes representing employers in defense of claims of retaliation and employment discrimination, as well as, claims under the Family Medical Leave Act and federal and state wage-and-hour laws. Moreover, Mr. Kearbey has handled matters before numerous administrative agencies, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Missouri Commission on Human Rights, the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and the OFCCP. Mr. Kearbey’s litigation experience includes the defense of discrimination and wage-and-hour claims asserted on class and collective bases and discrimination claims asserted by government agencies, including the EEOC and the U.S. Department of Justice. Mr. Kearbey also has commercial litigation experience, including the representation of clients in restrictive-covenant cases, breach of contract and fraud actions, and claims arising under the Missouri Merchandizing Practices Act.
Mr. Kearbey’s practice includes experience in negotiating and drafting employment-related provisions of purchase agreements in stock and asset transactions and in other business-transactional contexts. He also has experience counseling with respect to employment-law compliance in connection with mergers and acquisitions, and handling employment-related due diligence. Furthermore, Mr. Kearbey’s practice includes the negotiation of executive employment and separation agreements.
Mr. Kearbey’s practice also focuses on providing day-to-day counseling with respect to employment-law compliance, including compliance with the reasonable-accommodation process under the Americans with Disabilities Act and compliance with various leave laws, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act. Mr. Kearbey regularly advises clients with respect to reductions in force and personnel policy matters, as well.
Mr. Kearbey’s labor law experience includes representing clients in grievance arbitrations, unfair labor practice and § 10(j) injunctive-relief proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, and litigation arising under the Labor Management Relations Act.
In addition to his work with the firm, Mr. Kearbey has in-house counsel experience, working as Senior Counsel, Labor and Employment, for a Fortune 100 company.