Labor Law

Most employers are subject to the National Labor Relations Act, the federal labor law covering private-sector businesses, whether they are unionized or not.  This places them within the jurisdiction of the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), a federal agency with robust enforcement activity.  We assist employers with the range of matters that may arise before the NLRB and furnish related legal services, including:

  • Provide training on union avoidance
  • Respond to union organizing campaigns
  • Negotiate collective bargaining agreements
  • Assist with labor-management relations
  • Prepare strike contingency plans
  • Represent clients in grievance arbitrations
  • Defend clients against unfair labor practice charges and in other NLRB proceedings
  • Defend clients against “hybrid” suits brought in the United States District Court under the Section 301 of the Labor Management Relations Act
  • Review and revise employment policies, practices, and agreements to ensure compliance with NLRB mandates
  • Represent clients under the Plan for the Settlement of Jurisdictional Disputes in the Construction Industry
  • Assist with issues arising under multi-employer collective bargaining arrangements

We also have substantial experience under the Railway Labor Act, the federal labor law covering the railroad and airline industries, and the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute, the federal labor law covering executive branch agencies.

Please contact us if you have questions or need assistance with any labor law matter. We would be happy to help.