LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW
|Our labor and employment practice primarily involves management-side representation in labor and employment related litigation, and advisory and transactional work relating to a wide range of labor and employment matters.|
We represent and advise our clients on a vast array of employment law matters, including sexual harassment, employment discrimination and wage and hour claims, EEOC and state human rights agency investigations, federal and state department of labor investigations, wage and hour compliance audits, in-house investigations of employee claims, contingent workforce issues, and the preparation of various legal documents including, inter alia, comprehensive employee handbooks, individual employment contracts, non-competition and confidentiality agreements, severance agreements, and releases.
We keep all of our clients abreast of changes and new developments in the laws affecting their businesses, and offer training courses and seminars on sexual harassment, employment discrimination, privacy issues, effective in-house investigations, and the hiring and termination process. We also advise our clients on employee rights in the workplace, COBRA requirements, fair credit reporting requirements, OSHA safety requirements, interviewing guidelines, employee disciplinary procedures and documentation, overtime pay, fluctuating workweek pay plans, company reorganizations, employment classifications and independent contractor status, and equal pay concerns.
Our traditional labor experience includes management representation in unfair labor practice proceedings brought under the National Labor Relations Act and related court litigation brought under Labor Management Relations Act; management representation in union organizing drives, unit clarification and/or representation proceedings before the NLRB, and union election campaigns; extensive drafting of collective bargaining agreements and related bargaining provisions and side letters; participation in collective bargaining sessions on behalf of management; and advising clients on complex questions of federal labor law including, inter alia, federal preemption, recognition, majority status, the duty to bargain, permissive and mandatory subjects of bargaining, impasse, recognitional and area standards picketing, neutrality agreements, lawful economic coercion, primary and secondary employers, joint employer status, secondary boycotts, lock-outs, temporary and permanent replacements, strike injunctions, outsourcing of unit work, successorship, employer coercion, and retaliation.
Our attorneys’ experience has encompassed dealings with the following labor organizations or their local affiliates: International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Service Employees International Union, International Union of Operating Engineers, Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees International Union, International Association of Theatrical Stage Employees, Actor’s Equity Association, and the American Federation of Musicians.
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