Labor Relations

Overview

Our labor attorneys work with our clients in all aspects of Labor Relations and Labor Litigation and dealing with labor unions, including but not limited to, providing cost-effective collective bargaining negotiations strategy and representation, effective administration of collective bargaining agreements, compliance with all federal and state mandated laws and regulations as applied to the labor management relationship, and representing employers in defense of claims in federal and/or state courts before the NLRB and at labor arbitrations.

  • Collective bargaining
  • Administrative claims
  • Labor arbitration

Experience

The Labor Relations group’s experience and services include the following:

  • Chief employer-side labor contract negotiator for several clients.
  • Lead counsel in labor arbitrations, including disciplinary, termination, and contract interpretation issues.
  • Defends employers against unfair labor practices before the National Labor Relations Board and the State Employment Relations Board.
  • Representation of employers in labor mediation.
  • Advises employers on a wide array of labor matters, discipline and due process issues, contract interpretation, the avoidance of unfair labor practice charges, and union campaigns.
  • Negotiates labor contracts in both the private and public sectors.
  • Defends unfair labor practice (ULP) and representation (R) petitions before the NLRB and SERB.
  • Defended management against EEOC and OCRC claims, resolving them prior to costly litigation.
  • Defends management in hundreds of arbitration disputes.
  • Advises clients on contract interpretation issues with collective bargaining agreements.
  • Defends employers against unfair labor practice charges filed with the NLRB and SERB.
  • Advises employers on avoidance of unfair labor practice charges.
  • Arbitrates grievances arising under collective bargaining agreements ranging from disciplinary issues to contract interpretation issues.

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