Attorneys in Dinsmore’s Labor & Employment Law Practice Group represent numerous public and private employers – including Fortune 500 companies – in all phases of labor and employment law, including class action litigation. The Firm has been selected by a number of companies to handle all labor and employment law matters on a statewide, multi-state or national basis. We also have assisted national companies with international labor and employment law issues as well as international companies with respect to their U.S. operations. We represent nonprofit organizations such as hospitals, nursing homes and social service agencies. Our attorneys also represent governmental entities throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, including numerous cities, counties, townships and special districts in various labor and employment law matters.
We highly value the relationships we have with our clients and work to instill in them a sense that they can depend on us for quality legal advice and representation with a results-oriented focus. The success of this relationship comes from teamwork and a risk management focus. Our attorneys have developed and conduct training sessions on a national basis for supervisors/managers on topics such as equal employment opportunity laws, sexual harassment, supervisory training skills, maintaining a workplace environment free of claims, liability and union organizing interests, conducting lawful and proper interviews, performance evaluations and other law-related issues designed for a particular employer.
The Firm advises and represents management concerning union organizing campaigns and labor relations matters. The labor attorneys regularly negotiate collective bargaining agreements and try labor and employment disputes before arbitrators and courts across the country. In addition, organizing campaigns, strikes, picketing and union boycotts involve the firm’s labor attorneys in proceedings before the State Labor Board, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and various state and federal courts. Working with virtually every regional office of the NLRB and dealing with every major labor union, our labor and employment attorneys are uniquely qualified to handle all types of National Labor Relations Act proceedings, defend unfair labor practice charges and represent employers in any area of union conflict, including strikes and other union conduct.
Labor & Employment Law Audits
The Firm’s employment law practice also focuses on labor and employment law audits for its clients. We review and audit personnel policies, practices, procedures and benefit programs to help avoid legal problems and assure compliance with local, state and federal law. This has served as a successful risk management/avoidance tool for many clients.
The Firm provides counseling and supervisor training in a wide range of employment topics. These subjects include supervising effectively, avoiding liability in employment issues, complying with the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and handling EEO/sexual harassment issues and union organizational activities. The Firm also presents an annual Labor & Employment Law Conference. Our attorneys are frequent speakers on all aspects of labor and employment law and write numerous articles on practical employment law tips for many trade and news publications on human resource issues.