January 21, 2021

Volume XI, Number 21

Michaelle L. Baumert

Michaelle L. Baumert is a Principal in the Omaha, Nebraska, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She is a seasoned litigator and has extensive experience in human resources counseling. Ms. Baumert’s practice also has an emphasis on labor and employment issues and concerns in the franchise context. 

Ms. Baumert concentrates her practice on employment law, class action, franchise vicarious liability, and traditional labor. She provides day-to-day preventive counseling and assistance to employers regarding the full spectrum of labor and employment matters, including employment discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, disability leave management, reductions in force, policy drafting, employment contracts and severance agreements, and workplace investigations. Ms. Baumert has represented employers in National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) proceedings and in defending against unfair labor practice charges, in efforts to combat union organizing campaigns, and in negotiating collective-bargaining agreements.

Ms. Baumert frequently presents on a variety of human resources and employment and labor law topics. Her training sessions for executives, management, and supervisors provide valuable preventative advice and proactive and practical approaches to everyday workplace problems, large and small. She also provides engaging and interactive training to employees, business groups, and other attorneys.

Ms. Baumert maintains a strong litigation and trial practice. She has successfully defended employers through summary judgment, bench and jury trials, and appellate work in individual and class and collective actions involving harassment and discrimination claims, wage and hour, and various other employment-related disputes. She also aggressively pursues and defends matters involving non-compete agreements and other restrictive covenants. 

The franchise vicarious liability portion of Ms. Baumert’s practice includes litigation, as well as preventative counseling, training, and drafting of operations manuals and other documentary materials designed to maintain and ensure the independent status of franchisors and franchisees.


Articles in the National Law Review database by Michaelle L. Baumert