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John K. Shunk

Mr. Shunk heads Messner Reeves’ Labor & Employment Practice Group. He has spent over 25 years counseling and advocating on behalf of public and private employers in a wide range of employment-related matters. His focus is on helping organizations protect their largest investment: their people.

Mr. Shunk has particular experience in wage and hour compliance and litigation, including Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour collective and class actions. He also routinely advises and represents clients on the full spectrum of labor and employment issues, including employment discrimination, employee discipline and termination, non-compete and restrictive covenant agreements, and reductions-in-force.

In addition to litigation, Mr. Shunk focuses on preventive practices, frequently partnering with employers to craft workplace policies, handbooks and procedures to facilitate productive employee relations while reducing the frequency and severity of claims. His proactive approach minimizes risk by assisting employers to stay compliant with employment laws and regulations.

Mr. Shunk has tried over one hundred cases in his career, most to a jury, in both state and federal forums. In addition to his labor and employment law practice, he handles a wide array of civil and commercial litigation matters.

Title: Partner

Admitted to Practice: Colorado, 1986, Nebraska and United States Court of Military Appeals, 1987, United States District Court (Colorado) and United States Court of Appeals (10th Circuit), 1992

Practice Groups:  Labor & Employment, LitigationRestaurant & Hospitality

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John K Shunk PR AV 250

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