When public and private employers encounter potentially volatile or protracted employee issues, or union disputes that have the capacity to interfere with the smooth operation of their business, they turn to Waller. Our seasoned and tenacious attorneys work with employers to manage their workforce and resolve disputes through the most appropriate and cost-efficient means, including internal negotiation, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), or litigation.
With an eye to avoiding future conflict, Waller also advises clients on how to avoid labor disputes through ongoing communication and keeping policies up-to-date. Additionally, with the support of our Investigations and Crisis Management team, clients can be assured that in the event an allegation or issue escalates, our attorneys are equipped to handle the crisis.
We address the following issues:
Employee Benefit Disputes and Wrongful Discharge Claims
Counsel employers and defend lawsuits brought under state and federal laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act
Represent employers and plan administrators in managing claims through ERISA's administrative appeal process and litigation
Organized Labor Issues
Counsel management on union avoidance techniques and helps companies with legal and strategic issues during election campaigns, representation elections, and collective bargaining negotiations
Represent employers before the National Labor Relations Board, in-labor arbitrations under collective bargaining agreements and in other labor-related litigation