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Michaelle L. Baumert

Principal
Omaha

P 402-827-4270
F 402-391-7363
Michaelle.Baumert@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

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.

Honors and Recognitions

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association, Forum on Franchising
  • Iowa State Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association
  • Omaha Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Habitat for Humanity of Omaha Friends Board of Directors
  • U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Nebraska Advisory Committee

Published Works

  • “The National Labor Relations Board’s Browning-Ferris Decision and the Expanding Concept of Joint Employment,” The Nebraska Lawyer Magazine (January/February 2016) [Co-Author]
  • “Do’s and Don’ts for Franchisors, Franchisees,” Hotel News Now (February 2015) [Author]
  • “The ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ of Franchise Employment Law,” Franchising World (August 2014) [Author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Dealing with the Problem Employee,” CLE for In-House Counsel – Protecting Corporate Interests from the Inside (Kansas City, MO, June 2016) (presenter)
  • “Latest Developments in Franchisor ‘Employer’ Status: What Franchisors and Franchisees Should Know,” (Kansas City, MO, June 2015) (presenter)
  • “Accommodating Cognitive Disabilities or Chronic Episodic Conditions in the Workplace,” Nebraska State Bar Association Labor and Employment Seminar (Omaha, NE, June 2015) (presenter)
  • “Protecting Your Franchise Business Against New Employment-Related Risk,” IFA Business Network (Kansas City, MO, January 2015) (presenter)
  • “Who’s the Boss?  Joint Employment Issues in the Franchise World,” (Kansas City, MO, September 2014) (presenter)

See AllMichaelle L. Baumert in the News

June 5, 2017
Law 360

Michaelle Baumert Discusses her Move from Kutak Rock to Jackson Lewis

June 5, 2017

Michaelle Baumert discusses her move from Kutak Rock to Jackson Lewis' Omaha office as a Principal in "Jackson Lewis Picks Up Kutak Rock Atty In Omaha," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

June 1, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Strengthens Employment Practice, Welcomes Michaelle L. Baumert to Omaha Office

June 1, 2017

OMAHA NE, (June 1, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Michaelle L. Baumert has joined the firm’s Omaha office as a Principal. Ms. Baumert, who joins Jackson Lewis from Kutak Rock LLP, has more than 20 years of experience in labor and employment matters. “We are pleased... Read More