Nicole Smith practices in all areas of employment law. 

Nicole's practice is balanced between traditional employment law issues, including collective bargaining, arbitrations, union avoidance strategies, unfair labor practice cases, and representation cases, and those problems arising from the individual employee-employer relationship, such as race, sex, age, national origin and disability discrimination claims, wage and hour matters, and Family and Medical Leave Act issues. She assists companies with both internal investigations of workplace accidents and fatalities, and in regulatory investigations by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration and state workplace safety agencies.

In addition, Nicole works with in-house counsels and human resources professionals on a daily basis providing counseling on a wide range of employment matters, including compliance with local, state and federal laws, personnel matters, and management-labor relations. She also works closely with in-house professionals to prepare personnel policies and procedures. From union matters to personnel counseling to advocacy, Nicole advises clients on all phases of the employment relationship.