With one of the broadest,deepest and most successful management-side practices in the region,our labor and employment lawyers actively manage hundreds of cases for large corporations and smaller closely held businesses in the private sector, and health care organizations in the not-for-profit sector. We assist our clients in a complete range of matters involving both traditional, union-oriented labor law and the burgeoning employment law arena.
Our union avoidance practice has successfully guided countless numbers of clients through union campaigns. Our combined efforts have resulted in improved employee relations and enhanced morale while removing the constraints of union representation. We have also gained wide recognition for successfully representing and negotiating on behalf of unionized employers in effective dealings with the collective bargaining units that represent their employees.
The scope of our employment law counseling and litigation includes employment discrimination and individual employee rights, wage and hour, employee relations and other representations involving statutory law. We have particular segment expertise in the health care, utilities and banking, thrift and insurance industries. Our trial lawyers represent clients in administrative proceedings, including those before the National Labor Relations Board, state and federal agencies and investigations brought by the U.S. Department of Labor. We have a national OSHA practice and counsel clients on meeting the requirements of the law and represent them in administrative and court proceedings. We are also experienced in all forms of ERISA actions ranging from complex multi-million dollar class actions alleging fiduciary violations to denial-of-benefit claims, and represent employer trustees of numerous multi-employer welfare and pension benefit funds.
Together with our tax and employee benefits lawyers, we have represented some of the largest companies in the region in connection with establishing employee benefits packages, ESOPs and executive compensation programs, severance, stock-based compensation plans and change-in-control agreements, and also represent executives in connection with employment negotiations, terminations and contracts.
For more information on this practice, please contact Paul R. Lewis at 610.2056047 or Michael G. Tierce at 215.751.2865.
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