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Labor Relations

We have years of experience representing employers on traditional labor relations matters in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, agricultural, construction, warehousing and logistics services, energy, parking, building services, government contractor, health care, education, entertainment, and non-profit.

How We Help

Positive Employee Relations & Compliance

We advise employers on developing a positive employee relations approach and assist them during union organizing campaigns. Some of this work involves helping employers draft and enforce workplace policies that comply with the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and do not violate employee rights to engage in protected concerted activities. We also train managers on NLRA compliance.

Collective Bargaining & Contract Administration

For our clients who are unionized, we assist with preparation for collective bargaining, negotiations (both at and away from the bargaining table), and contract administration. When disputes develop, we guide our clients through the grievance procedure and represent them in arbitrations.

Picketing & Strike Response Strategies

If clients experience picketing or strikes, we help them develop effective response strategies, including maintaining operations during a labor dispute. This often involves seeking emergency injunctive relief.

NLRB Representation & Defense

We have vast experience representing clients in matters before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). This frequently involves defending employers against unfair labor practice charges for alleged violation of Section 7 rights, discrimination based on union activity, and refusal to bargain in good faith. It also involves representing clients in representation proceedings, whether for potential certification or decertification of a union.

Mass Layoffs & Plant Closings

When unionized companies need to implement a mass layoff or a plant closing, we help them navigate any notice requirements under the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act and any state or local equivalents. We also engage in effects bargaining on their behalf.

Customized & Cost-Effective Solutions

In each of these matters, there is no one size fits all approach. We customize our services to meet the needs of our clients cost-effectively.

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