Barrett McNagny's Labor Group represents business entities of all sizes throughout the Midwest. The group consists of two different areas of concentration- Labor & Employment and Employee Benefits. See below for more information and links to these specific areas of practice.
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 Group works closely with our clients in all aspects of employee benefits law. Our members assist clients in designing and planning all types of employee benefit plans and programs and advise clients regarding compliance with the requirements of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Internal Revenue Code (Code) and other applicable statutes for qualified and non-qualified retirement, health, disability, cafeteria and educational assistance plans, and other types of plans.