Michael G. Tierce Presents on Labor Law at Pennsylvania Bar Institute Conference

PHILADELPHIA, PA, December 16, 2010 – Michael G. Tierce, Co-Chair of the Labor and Employment Department presented on labor law issues at a Pennsylvania Bar Institute symposium held on December 7, 2010, in Philadelphia.

In a program titled, “Union Self-Help: Banners, Rats & New Creative Ideas,” Mr. Tierce discussed union picketers, their right to display banners and other ways they may protest that are permitted under labor law and the first amendment right to free speech.

Mr. Tierce has been involved in employment litigation, counseling employers and labor management relations for over 20 years. He concentrates his practice in labor and employment law and represents management clients, including hospitals, beverage and food production/distribution companies and commercial and industrial organizations.

Mr. Tierce handles administrative proceedings before the EEOC, state fair employment practice agencies and other government agencies. He also defends wrongful discharge, employment discrimination and similar types of employee lawsuits. He negotiates collective bargaining agreements, handles labor arbitrations, injunction proceedings and other labor-related matters. He represents clients before the National Labor Relations Board and advises clients on corporate personnel policies and practices. Mr. Tierce also provides counseling and training services to clients in all areas of labor and employment law.

A frequent lecturer and writer, Mr. Tierce has spoken before a variety of organizations and trade groups on labor and employment topics. He has been a contributing author to the annual update of the Pennsylvania Employment Law Guide and for The Developing Labor Law. Mr. Tierce received a J.D., cum laude, from Rutgers School of Law – Camden and a B.A. from Brandeis University.