- Employee Benefits
- Employment & Labor
J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law, 2008
B.A., University of Colorado, 2004
In her employment and labor practice, Molly Batsch handles litigation related to employment discrimination claims, employee benefits and other disputes, as well as advising on day-to-day issues related to the employer-employee relationship.
Molly defends management in employment discrimination charges and lawsuits, labor arbitrations, wage and hour collective and class actions, and ERISA employee benefits litigation. For example, she assisted in the defense of a large health care network in two class action lawsuits alleging failure to pay for overtime — resulting in a favorable settlement for the client — and in obtaining summary judgment in favor of an employer’s long-term disability plan in a lawsuit alleging wrongful denial of benefits under ERISA.
Molly also regularly assists in revising and drafting employee handbooks, employment agreements, separation and severance agreements and non-compete agreements. She advises clients on employee discipline and terminations, workforce reductions, wage and hour issues, family and medical leave, requests for accommodations and a variety of other employment matters.
Her practice also includes handling disputes for brokerage firms that arise with their former and current registered representatives and administrative support personnel, including claims that arise in connection with a broker's termination. That includes the defense of discrimination claims, claims relating to industry regulations and protocol, and claims relating to Form U5 disclosures.
She is a frequent presenter and trainer on managing employee absences and leave requests, conducting internal employment audits and complying with state and federal leave and accommodations requirements.
- Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
- Meritas Young Lawyer Member
- Room at the Inn, board member
- Mission: St. Louis
Honors & Awards
Honors & Awards
- Benchmark Litigation, Labor & Employment Star, 2018
- St. Louis Business Journal “40 Under 40” honoree, 2017
- Judge Robert Dowd Sr. Award for Appellate Advocacy
- Midwest Regional Moot Court Competition, Best Oral Advocate; Best Petitioner's Brief; Second Place Team
- National Moot Court Competition, quarterfinalist
News & Insights
- HR Dive, November 27, 2018
- October 15, 2018
- February 2018
- Healthcare Risk Management, December 2017
- June 9, 2017
- February 1, 2017
- December 2016
- December 16, 2015
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- SimplyHR | Employment & Labor Blog , September 23, 2015
- SimplyHR | Employment & Labor Blog , April 25, 2014
- Losing Ground: The EEOC's Ongoing Struggle to Restrict the Use of Criminal Background Checks in Employment DecisionsSimplyHR | Employment & Labor Blog , October 23, 2013
- SimplyHR | Employment & Labor Blog , August 22, 2013
- SimplyHR | Employment & Labor Blog , June 19, 2013
- SimplyHR | Employment & Labor Blog , April 1, 2013