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 In 1997, Hobbs Straus lawyers assisted the Susanville Indian Rancheria become one of the first tribes in the country to use the provisions of ISDEAA to successfully acquire Department of Army surplus property in trust under the Base Realignment and Closure Act.

Employment & Labor Relations

  • Draft, review and revise personnel policies.
  • Advise and assist in the investigation of sexual harassment complaints.
  • Advise and assist in the employee disciplinary process, including dismissal of employees.
  • Advise and defend tribes and tribal organizations when employees have asserted claims in court or to federal or state agencies.
  • Present workshops on employment law topics and harassment training.
  • Draft Tribal Employment Rights Ordinances (TERO).
  • Develop comprehensive workforce protection laws to address issues such as Indian preference, right to work or right to exclude.
  • Prepare tribal national labor relations laws to address unionization under tribal systems.


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