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Nonprofit: Labor Relations
We strive to foster positive, professional and collaborative labor-management relations. With sound insight, we help employers balance organizational requirements with employee interests in the represented workforce. Our talented labor attorneys and consultants provide advice and representation in collective bargaining, labor agreement compliance and grievance arbitration.
Our negotiators have successfully negotiated thousands of labor agreements and have negotiated virtually every issue within the scope of bargaining, including all forms of wages; hours, work schedules and overtime; health and retirement benefits; leaves; discipline and arbitration procedures; layoff and furlough policies; and a wide variety of negotiable working conditions.
Our negotiators have broad expertise handling and advising agencies in collective bargaining mediations, fact-finding hearings, interest arbitrations, and unilateral implementation. We help prepare employers for concerted activity. Our work includes contingency planning for job actions, preparing and updating strike plans, training strike response teams, assisting with public relations, responding to strike-related activities, and petitioning for injunctive relief to enjoin essential employees from striking and to impede illegal concerted activity.
We provide guidance regarding the National Labor Relations Act and represent employers in front of the National Labor Relations Board.
Our vast experience in grievance administration helps clients and employee organizations resolve issues quickly, using innovative and proactive solutions. Our assistance ranges from advice at the early steps of the grievance procedure to litigating arbitration cases for both contract interpretation and disciplinary matters. When grievances culminate in arbitration, we vigorously represent agencies in evidentiary hearings.
We review and draft proposed revisions to labor agreements to comply with evolving legal requirements and ensure best practices in management. Our audit services draw on our legal expertise in wage and hour, retirement, protected leaves, healthcare, public employee rights, education, and privacy laws, as well as a multitude of resources developed over years of experience negotiating labor agreements. We help identify contract interpretation issues that may arise, and offer comprehensive advice for clarifying vague or misleading contract language.
We regularly provide training to organization management to help them better understand and participate in the labor relations process.
- SAN FRANCISCO
- LOS ANGELES
- SAN DIEGO