Labor & Employment

Labor Management Relations

Services

Union Avoidance
Our team is particularly adept at developing innovative strategies that enable employers to create and foster a work environment where employees have no reason to consider union representation. Should a union-organizing drive occur, we work side-by-side with management, providing customized, lawful and appropriate advice to help effectively thwart such campaigns.

Collective Bargaining
We recognize the critical importance of negotiating practical labor contracts that safeguard our clients’ operations while ensuring they maintain a competitive edge. We shepherd clients through the entire collective bargaining negotiation process, developing and driving strategic proposals that meet client goals, analyzing a union’s action plan throughout the duration of negotiations and helping the process end in a successful labor contract. Our attorneys have acted as chief spokesperson for employers in their collective bargaining with many major international labor unions.

Contract Administration
Once a labor contract is agreed upon by all sides, our attorneys remain vested in ensuring its success. We provide guidance to employers on administering the terms of the contract and when disputes related to the provisions arise, work to resolve those issues via mediation, arbitration or in court if circumstances warrant.

Labor Implications of Business Transactions
A purchase, sale, merger, reorganization or other corporate transaction of a company impacts its workforce. For entities with union-represented employees, it brings an additional array of legalities – as well as opportunities. We help employers manage risk and maximize options, ensuring compliance at every step throughout the process of these transactions. We aim to help advance a company's labor relations strategy by providing guidance on employment terms and contractual obligations.

Labor Crisis Management
From labor strikes to union picketing, questions about access to worksites or threatened boycotts of a company’s products or services, our labor attorneys have helped employers weather it all. We guide companies through various labor crises, seeking available remedies through the NLRB and courts that help ensure a company’s operations continue with minimal disruption.

Labor Litigation
Our lawyers have decades of experience aggressively advocating for our clients in labor litigation disputes. We handle local, state and federal lawsuits in courtrooms throughout the United States as well as arbitration hearings and administrative proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and other agencies.