Labor & Employment
As part of its commitment to providing comprehensive business law and litigation services to its clients, Arnstein & Lehr offers a full-service Labor & Employment practice group. Its members have extensive experience in client counseling and litigation before administrative agencies and state and federal courts in the following areas of labor and employment law: union-management relations, unfair labor practice proceedings under the National Labor Relations Act, collective bargaining, contract administration, grievance and arbitration proceedings, employment discrimination and affirmative action, wrongful discharge, Employee Retirement Income Security Act, employee benefits, occupational safety and health, wage and hour law, drug and alcohol testing, AIDS issues, employment-related immigration, and general personnel administration.
The Labor & Employment practice group is engaged in a nationwide practice, representing both private and public sector employers. Clients include union and non-union companies and range in size from large, publicly held Fortune 500 corporations to small, closely held and not-for-profit businesses. They cover a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, retail, service, health care, banking, printing, high tech, recreation, hotel and restaurant, and building and construction.
The objective of the Labor & Employment practice group, like that of the firm generally, is to provide legal services to clients in an effective, timely and economic manner. Its members are particularly cognizant of the cost-sensitive nature of labor and employment-related legal services and work closely with clients to address their billing, staffing and budgetary needs and concerns, together with their underlying legal problems.
The Labor & Employment practice group consists of attorneys who have devoted all or a substantial part of their professional careers to various aspects of labor and employment law. Collectively, its members have over 130 years of experience in the field, supplemented by the available services of the Firm’s staff of civil litigators, associates, and other support personnel. In addition to their strong litigation and client counseling skills, the practice group’s members frequently present lectures and seminars on labor and employment-related topics for clients, bar association groups, chambers of commerce, and special industry and professional organizations; and author articles on a variety of workplace legal issues; and participate in the development and drafting of labor and employment laws and regulations at both state and federal levels.