One of Saul Ewing's strengths, which sets us apart from many of our competitors, is the number of attorneys with decades of experience in Traditional Labor Law—representing unionized employers and helping non-union employers stay that way. Some of our services include:
- Aiding unionized employers in contract negotiations, grievances, arbitrations and labor disputes.
- Extensive experience defending employers in unfair labor practice complaints before the NLRB, public employee relations boards and the courts. We've handled a wide variety of cases, from combined 301/DFR cases where the employer and union are jointly sued, to international secondary boycotts.
- Providing practical advice and legal options to unionized employers in strike planning and prevention, as well as during labor strikes.
- Preparing for and negotiating collective bargaining agreements.
- Developing management campaigns in response to union organizing drives.
- Representing employers in labor mediation and arbitration.
- Working with Joint Labor Management Committees, apprenticeship training programs and jointly-trusteed benefit plans in unionized industries.
- Litigating labor antitrust cases.
- Developing procedures and protocols, such as labor audits and diagnostic evaluations, to create and maintain a positive work environment, thus reducing the risk of a union organizing campaign.
We have a reputation as a strong management firm, but not a "union–busting" firm, which enables our attorneys to effectively represent both union and non–union employers.
Public and Private Sector
We have represented a wide variety of governmental agencies and entities that are not covered by the National Labor Relations Act, but under comparable state or local laws. We not only understand the differences in public sector bargaining and disputes, but also the range of other laws that can affect public sector employers, such as constitutional due process protections, First Amendment issues, and whistleblower laws.
Representative Industries and Clients
- Regional supermarkets
- Global technology corporation
- Stadium authorities
- State university
- Equipment rental company
- National associations
- National apprenticeship and training company
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- Duston advises employers to consider issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act before implementing furloughsJune 21, 2009
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