Holland & Hart announced the addition of Steven Suflas to its employment and labor practice in Salt Lake City, Utah. Suflas brings more than four decades of national experience, counseling employers on a broad spectrum of labor and employment law issues.
"We are thrilled to add a high-caliber practitioner with Steve’s national reputation to our thriving employment law team," said Mark Wiletsky, leader of the firm’s Employment and Labor practice. "As employer’s continue to grapple with post-COVID issues and ever-changing state and federal regulatory environments, Steve’s sophisticated experience and litigation expertise will be valuable assets to our clients."
Steve regularly works with management to develop labor relations strategies, represents management in union negotiations, NLRB proceedings, and labor arbitrations, and helps employers counter union organizing threats. He helps clients remain competitive by crafting company-wide labor and employment law strategies and developing and enforcing compliant policies to hire, promote, and retain talent across an enterprise.
An experienced litigator, Steve understands the tactical positioning required to advance an employer’s rights, whether defending them in individual or class actions and appeals in state or federal court; before administrative agencies, including the NLRB, EEOC, and Utah Labor Commission; or in arbitration and mediation.
"I am excited to join this talented team at Holland & Hart," said Suflas. "I look forward to collaborating with my colleagues in Utah, Colorado, and across the firm to deliver strategic legal services to help clients navigate the challenges of operating compliant, productive workplaces, particularly as employers in the Mountain West and across the country face an increasingly complex employment law environment."
Steve is a sought-after lecturer, frequently speaking around the country at expert-level programs on matters that involve thorny legal issues for employers. Business and legal publications regularly turn to Steve for his analysis of trends and developments in the employment and labor field. Before joining Holland & Hart, Steve practiced most recently at a national law firm in its New Jersey, Denver, and Salt Lake City offices, where he served as an office managing partner.
From proactive counseling to litigation disputes, Holland & Hart guides companies through the full spectrum of employment and labor workplace matters. Our attorneys focus on developing solutions that proactively manage liability and risk and protect employers’ interests, reputations, and business objectives.