Cooper Levenson's Labor Law Practice Group attorneys have extensive experience in labor law matters of all types, including:
- National Labor Relations Board matters
- Public Employee Relations Committee matters
- Union avoidance campaigns
- Labor contract negotiations
- Contract drafting
- Labor mediation
- Labor fact finding
- Grievances and arbitrations
- Unfair Labor Practice proceedings
- Employee disciplinary proceedings in the collective bargaining setting
Our attorneys have served as local lead counsel for management during union negotiations in a strike situation. We have served as Labor and Employment Counsel to a number of public entities and agencies in New Jersey.
The Labor Law Practice Group is actively involved in traditional labor law matters including negotiating and renegotiating union contracts, on behalf of management. Our attorneys have significant experience in guiding clients through grievance and arbitration processes. The Practice Group also provides "back office" support to employers regarding their day-to-day operations in the collective bargaining setting.
Our Labor Law Practice Group is staffed by seasoned trial lawyers; however, our counsel is not confined to the courtroom. In the collective bargaining setting, we provide legal advice in the preparation and implementation of personnel practices and policies; auditing policy manuals (such as employee handbooks, one of the most critical places in which a company opens itself to lawsuits), reviewing procedures, and, when necessary, instituting disciplinary actions against individuals. In fact, we place great emphasis on training, as our attorneys devote part of their practice to providing in-house training on employee relations to managers and supervisors.
Our goal is to provide more than legal assistance on demand; it is to offer tailored guidance on a wide range of issues that businesses deals with on a daily basis, so that our clients can not only protect themselves, but enhance the relationships they have with their employees.