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Labor Relations

Overview

You might be faced with a new union drive or another round of bargaining negotiations. Whether your challenge is in the workplace, at the Board, or on the picket lines, you want attorneys by your side with the resources to handle all of your labor matters.  

The Fisher Phillips Labor Relations Practice Group boasts a deep bench of traditional labor attorneys available to meet the needs of both private and public sector clients. Whether you are currently a union-free employer facing the first steps of an organizing campaign, or an employer with a 50-year relationship with the same union, we have the expertise to provide you with a legal strategy tailored to meet your particular labor needs.

Union Avoidance
We provide practical guidance on the best practices to implement for maintaining positive employee relations, as well as proven recommendations to avoid labor problems from ever occurring. This includes a comprehensive review of your employee handbook and policies to ensure they comply with the latest National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) standards. Should you find yourself facing an organizing campaign or representation proceeding, we can work with you to develop an effective winning strategy taking into account the new rules which compress the timing of union elections.

Negotiations
The core of our practice consists of negotiating terms and conditions of a bargaining agreement that do not disrupt your operations and priorities and that allow maximum employer discretion in all areas of your business. One of the most powerful tools we use to negotiate competitive wage scales is a comparative compensation analysis. Properly framing these issues is a delicate and subtle practice – more art than science, actually. It can have a tremendous effect on your final wage packages. 

Defense of Labor Conflicts
We achieve pro-employer results before the NLRB, the National Mediation Board (NMB), the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), state labor relations boards, and in court. Whether we are defending interest arbitrations, grievance proceedings, or unfair labor practices, we are adept at providing superior service in an efficient manner. We assist with strike preparations and employer rights during lockouts and labor stoppages, and we can help navigate you through high-stakes union decertification campaigns.

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