Brian Balonick is regional managing partner of the firm’s Pittsburgh office. He has two decades of experience representing management in all areas of labor and employment law, with a focus on labor relations.
Labor Relations. Among other matters, Brian represents employers in:
- Collective bargaining
- Labor-management relations
- Union organizing activities
- Labor arbitrations
- Strikes and picketing
- Labor contract administration
- Plant closings
- Labor issues arising from corporate transactions
- Defending against unfair labor practice charges before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
Counseling and Advice. Brian counsels management on all day-to-day issues affecting the employer-employee relationship, including hiring and firing decisions and trade secret and restrictive covenant issues surrounding the exiting and onboarding of employees. He works with clients to prevent litigation by developing labor, employment and wage/hour compliance programs and provides employers with on-site training programs on various workplace issues.
Litigation. When it becomes necessary, Brian represents clients in courts and administrative agencies throughout the country. His work touches all areas of labor and employment law, ranging from defending clients in federal and state discrimination claims in front of administrative agencies and courts to collective actions involving wage and hour issues. He has extensive experience litigating cases involving restrictive covenants and trade secrets.
Brian is a frequent speaker and writer on labor and employment law matters throughout the country on topics such as preventative measures for positive employee relations, preparing for union organizing with a remote workforce, best practices for hiring and firing, and responding to workplace issues caused by COVID-19.