Labor Regulation and Union Relations

"[A] market leader with an impressive track record advising and representing corporate employers." "They offer cost-effective, client-oriented service and are always available."
Chambers USA, 2013 and 2014, CT and NJ Labor and Employment

Day Pitney represents employers of all sizes in the full range of matters affecting labor-management relations. On behalf of companies with union-represented work forces, our attorneys act as chief spokespersons, members of the company negotiating committee and strategic advisors during collective bargaining negotiations. We handle hundreds of labor arbitrations each year under collective bargaining agreements. Attorneys in our practice group regularly appear before the National Labor Relations Board in representation, unfair labor practice and union decertification proceedings and represent companies in Section 301 (breach of collective bargaining agreement) and injunction actions in the federal courts. We work with management in developing strategies and plans for picketing, slowdowns, sickouts and potential work stoppage activity.

We help our clients develop sound strategies in connection with mergers, acquisitions and other business changes to optimize outcomes and to assure compliance with labor laws. We regularly advise clients on issues relating to plant relocations and closings, layoffs, employee discipline and contracting out work.

Counseling is a large part of our practice: We advise our clients on all workplace labor law regulations, including state and federal wage and hour issues, prevailing wage and WARN Act requirements and OSHA compliance. We represent employers in OSHA investigations and administrative proceedings, incincluding OSHA whistleblower claims.

Our non-union clients look to us for assistance in developing programs and policies to maintain union-free status. We also advise companies faced with union organizing and election campaigns.