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Holland & Knight

Holland & Knight’s Native American Law Group is a team of more than two dozen highly experienced attorneys and government professionals who are devoted to the unique needs of tribal governments and the complex field of Indian law. From sovereignty to banking, hotel, retail, energy, casino, infrastructure and utility development, our Native American Law Group’s experience and knowledge regarding the applicability of federal and state labor and employment laws to tribes and their enterprises positions the firm to provide its tribal clients with effective labor and employment advice. For decades, Holland & Knight’s Native American Law attorneys have practiced at the forefront of tribal labor and employment law, working in tandem with members of the firm’s Labor, Employment and Benefits Group, as well as with Holland & Knight attorneys from other practice areas when additional knowledge is required. Our extensive experience covers a wide range of issues in this field, including:

 

»             Advocating on behalf of tribal employer positions in federal trial and appellate courts

»             Assisting tribal clients with long-term and day-to-day employee relations in their tribal government and economic development ventures

»             Assisting tribes and tribal economic enterprises in addressing operational issues involving employment contracts, employee handbooks, wage and hour disputes, disciplinary actions, terminations, dispute resolution, protection of employer trade secrets and other confidential information, employee training, leave and benefits, best practices and comprehensive compliance programs

»             Defending against administrative and court actions brought by employees and government agencies

»             Negotiating tribal-state gaming compacts that address tribal casino employee relations

»             Advising tribal clients on compliance with applicable federal and state labor and employment laws that affect the bottom line

»             Serving as tax and employee benefits counsel to tribes and their business entities


Sponsored Events

Seventh Annual Native American Human Resources Conference

January 22 – 24, 2017

Anaheim, CA

The Seventh Annual Native American Human Resources Conference will be held January 22-24, 2017 at The Disneyland Hotel in Disneyland in Anaheim, CA. Through a series of panels, workshops and round-table discussions, attendees will hear from top experts in the human resources field on various topics and discuss real-life scenarios among and between attendees, facilitators and speakers. At this two-day forum, you will have the opportunity to network with Tribal Leaders and Human Resources Professionals who share the common goal of finding the most effective ways to manage their various tribes and enterprises.

Tenth Annual Native American Economic Development Conference

June 6-7, 2016

Anaheim, CA

The 10th Annual Native American Economic Development Conference will be held June 6th-7th, 2016 at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA.

Through a series of tracks, panels and round-table discussions, attendees will hear from top experts focusing on economic diversification.  By diversifying your tribe’s economic ventures, you can reduce risk and ensure that the future of your community is safe. Featured at this event will be diversification success stories and panels dedicated to how renewable energy is affecting Indian Country. Gaming is not the only way to generate revenue; find out what other tribes are doing to maximize their economies. You will also have the opportunity to network with hundreds of Tribal Leaders, decision-makers, and industry professionals.