Glenn H. Schlabs

Glenn H. Schlabs is a Partner in the law firm of Sherman & Howard, LLC where he specializes in all aspects of employment law where he advises employers concerning their rights and duties under federal, state and local anti-discrimination, employment and labor laws, emphasizing claim avoidance. He represents employers in federal and state courts of Colorado, Nevada and Texas in litigation involving claims under Title VII, FLSA, ADEA and FMLA, and state wrongful discharge and workplace tort claims.  He also advises and represents state, county, quasi-governmental and city officials concerning employment issues, especially concerning employees’ rights to due process; government contractors and subcontractors concerning their obligations, including affirmative action, under EO 11246, and pertinent disability and veterans’ statutes.  His practice also includes advising and representing government contractors and subcontractors concerning compliance with federal prevailing wage statutes, including the Davis-Bacon and Service Contract Acts; and unionized employers in labor arbitrations under bargaining agreements.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Schlabs was a Judge Advocate for the Department of the Air Force as well as an Air Force pilot. He has been an IAML lead instructor for almost 20 years.

  • LL.M. in Labor Law, Cornell University, 1981
  • Juris Doctor, with honors, University of Texas School of Law, 1977
    • Order of the Coif
  • Master of Arts in Economics, University of California – Los Angeles, 1970
  • Bachelor of Science, magna cum laude, U.S. Air Force Academy, 1969
Representative Cases
  • Scarpa v. Glenwood Hospital, Texas State Court, jury verdict for Defendant on whistleblower claim.
  • ATU Local Union No. 19 v. PTM, Colorado State Court, summary judgment for Defendant in union’s suit to compel transit contractor to rescind implemented final offer and comply with alleged 13(c) agreement.
  • Ortega v. Carniceria Leonela, Colorado State Court, 5 plaintiff FLSA overtime suit, jury verdict for Defendant.
  • Hill v. ITT Federal Services, U.S. District Court, Colorado, summary judgment for Defendants on Title VII, contract and tort claims.
  • Atwood v. Newmont Gold Co., 9th Cir., summary judgment on ERISA claims upheld on appeal upholding favorable standard of review for employer.
  • Wickham v. Atmel, Inc., U.S. District Court, Colorado, FMLA interference and retaliation claims, summary judgment for Defendant.
Honors & Awards
  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America – Litigation – Labor and Employment


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