Russell Hamilton concentrates his practice on representing employers, employer associations and employee benefit plans and fiduciaries in labor, employment, and employee benefits and withdrawal liability matters.
He counsels employers on compliance with the full array of traditional labor/management relations, equal employment opportunity laws, wage and hour laws, WARN, USERRA, Sarbanes-Oxley, FMLA, GINA and COBRA. In addition, Russell's extensive knowledge of employee benefit matters includes experience in ERISA participant/beneficiary and fiduciary litigation, as well as withdrawal liability counseling and litigation. He has also led trial teams in obtaining judgments, and appellate affirmance in favor of employers from a variety of industries in all forms of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful interference and employee torts. His labor relations experience includes counseling of employers on legal issues attendant to union's employee organizational efforts, representation election guidance, unfair labor practices defense, strike planning and assistance and negotiation of collective bargaining agreements in various industries.
Prior to joining FordHarrison, Russell was a partner in the labor and employment practice group of a national multi-practice law firm, and, then, a shareholder in a large, Florida-based general services law firm.