Barrett & McNagny's Labor & Employment Relations Group represents business entities throughout the Midwest. The Group has defended employers in numerous wrongful discharge, unfair labor practice and employment discrimination cases before labor arbitrators, administrative agencies and State and Federal courts. The Group also has extensive experience in representing companies in Union elections, as well as representing many Unionized employers. Much of our work is directed at resolving disputes and preventing litigation, as well as counseling clients in the areas of personnel policies and records; employee discipline and discharge; workplace privacy issues; employment discrimination; response to Union organization drives; Union picketing and strikes; collective bargaining and contract administration; grievance processing and labor arbitration; occupational safety and health; overtime and prevailing wage claims. The members of our Employment Group have extensive trial experience in handling discrimination suits, as well as experience in the areas of contract negotiations, the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, arbitration, and Appellate advocacy. We also regularly consult with a wide range of entities regarding the full range of employment matters which are designed to prevent problems before they arise, and to handle them quickly if and when they do arise.
The Labor & Employment Relations Group represents hundreds of entities in their employment law matters. These entities range from sole proprietors to some of the area's largest employers and Fortune 500 companies. Because our Group devotes a substantial portion of time protecting the interests of management, it is impossible to give more than a very abbreviated sketch of our involvement in this area. Some examples include the following:
Members of the Group are repeatedly requested by various organizations to provide seminars and/or publication documents because of their experience in the employment law field. In addition, a significant number of not-for-profit organizations consult with the members of this Group for their experience and knowledge.
Members of the Group have served as chairs of various labor-based bar and professional associations, including at the local and state levels. The group consists of H. Joseph Cohen, Thomas M. Kimbrough, Thomas J. Markle, James O'Connor and Anthony M. Stites.
For additional information regarding Barrett & McNagny's Labor & Employment Relations area of practice, please contact one of the attorneys listed below: