Representing Employers In Labor Issues
Employees have rights under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) to join together to improve their wages and working conditions, with or without a union. Duggan McHugh represents and advises both unionized and non-union employers on labor relations matters.
For example, the NLRA guarantees workers the rights to form, attempt to form, or join a workplace union, refuse to do these things, and have a union fairly represent them. They also have the right to engage in “protected concerted activity” by taking actions for their mutual aid or protection concerning the terms and conditions of their employment, such as speaking to their employer about workplace safety or improving their pay.
What We Do
For unionized employers we:
- Counsel on collective bargaining agreement (CBA) interpretation, administration and compliance
- Provide advice on employee discipline and discharge issues
- Assist clients with processing and handling employee grievances
- Represent clients in labor arbitrations
- Represent clients in unfair labor practice (ULP) investigations, hearings, and other proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
- Advise clients in union election procedures, union organizing campaigns and decertification proceedings
For non-unionized employers, we also provide advice and counsel on NLRA compliance, avoidance of unfair labor practice charges (ULPs), and representation in NLRB proceedings, union campaigns and related matters. And we prepare and assist with properly enforcing policies, such as “no-solicitation” policies, social media policies, and handbooks.
We also consult on related prevailing wage matters under the federal Davis-Bacon Act and state laws.