Our Labor, Employment & Immigration Law Practice Group has provided counsel to public and private sector employers across the complete labor relations spectrum from union organizing drives through decertification.
Along the way, our experienced staff works exclusively with employers in collective bargaining and labor contract administration, including grievance arbitration and unfair labor practice complaint proceedings.
We have acted as chief spokesperson for management in collective bargaining with countless unions and have effectively provided behind-the-scenes counsel to those employers who choose to handle their own collective bargaining. We routinely provide the following services:
- Critiquing union proposals
- Drafting employer proposals
- Acting as spokesperson at the bargaining table or advising behind the scenes
- Developing a strategy to ensure the negotiated agreement meets business needs
- Managing communications with employees and the media
- Providing experienced representation at mediation/conciliation
- Providing legal representation at related labor board hearings
Public Sector Representation
Our practice group represents counties, cities, towns, villages, school districts, technical colleges, utilities, sewerage districts and other municipalities in all aspects of labor relations and employment law. We have extensive experience in the development of post-Act 10 employee handbooks and in negotiating and administering collective bargaining agreements, as well as advising public entities with respect to non-union employment issues.
Our practice group regularly provides counsel to public administrators on employee rights issues and assists in developing strategies for effective management and employment policy implementation in the public setting.
In addition to such public-sector labor and employment issues, the practice group provides advice with respect to Wisconsin’s open meetings law, public records issues, conflict of interest matters and liability of public officials.
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