John S. Bolesta

Of Counsel Washington D.C.

Mr. Bolesta represents management in a wide variety of labor and employment litigation matters. He has successfully defended employers in federal and state administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board, as well as in state and federal courts. His practice includes all facets of employment discrimination, harassment, wage and hour, ADA, FMLA, ERISA, covenants not to compete and employment torts, as well as labor arbitration, union avoidance, collective bargaining, unfair labor practice proceedings, and matters brought under section 13(c) of the Federal Transit Act. Moreover, John also represents clients in whistleblower matters under a broad range of statutes, including the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Surface Transportation Assistance Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act and the Clean Air Act. His experience ranges from conducting investigations and developing position statements to litigating whistleblower cases before Administrative Law Judges and in court.

John regularly provides employers with counseling and training on employment law issues, as well as drafting employment policies, handbooks and contracts.  In addition to his labor and employment experience, he has also assisted clients extensively in commercial litigation disputes and with healthcare regulatory compliance.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • American Bar Association
  • Maryland State Bar Association (Labor & Employment Law Section, Membership Committee)
  • District of Columbia Bar Association

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Media Quotes

July 02, 2014 - - "Statements About Older Workers Evidence of Discriminatory Intent"
2013 - 2014 - BNA (contributing editor) - "The Developing Labor Law - Chapter 7, Cumulative Supplements"
2012 - AHLA Connections Magazine - "Religious Objections to Mandatory Influenza Vaccination Programs: Navigating the Rough Legal Waters"