Our Labor Law team is comprised of knowledgeable and well-respected labor relations attorneys. For over 75 years, we have negotiated thousands of contracts in both the private and public sector.
Archbright's legal counsel represents employers in the process of negotiations between employers and unions representing employees. Services include bargaining initial labor agreements, economic "reopeners,” and successor contract negotiations. Our lawyers learn about your business and bargaining goals at pre-negotiation strategy meetings and through independent research of industry economic standards.
One of the purposes of a collective bargaining agreement is to set forth a means to resolve disputes between employer and unionized employees. The common method for such dispute resolution is filing and processing of a grievance on issues such as discharge and discipline. Legal staff at Archbright assists unionized employers in responding to grievances. Labor Arbitration is a method of dispute resolution commonly provided for in collective bargaining agreements when grievances cannot be resolved. The legal staff at Archbright's routinely represent employers in the arbitration process. This includes expert advice and counsel regarding selection of an appropriate arbitrator, conduct of the hearing, and post-hearing briefing.
Archbright's attorneys represent member employers in defense of union charges of unfair labor practices before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and State Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC). We also represent employer interests in pre-election and election proceedings when a Union seeks to represent our members’ workforce.
Archbright's attorneys provide advice to employers regarding labor law and rights of employers in responding to union organizing. Archbright's labor attorneys conduct union awareness training for management; one of the purposes of the training is to protect the employer from unfair labor practices by advising employers on how to legally respond to organizing, picketing, and other labor activity in the workplace.
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