Cohen Seglias is a go-to firm for traditional labor law matters and our attorneys have devoted a significant portion of their practices to representing employers and management in all dealings with organized labor. Our Group represents employers that maintain decades-old relationships with unions, handling negotiations at the bargaining table, arbitrating grievances, and preparing strike plans. We also represent employers that have no experience with unions and assist in developing and implementing aggressive, yet appropriate, responses to organizing campaigns, defending unfair labor practice charges, and seeking injunctive relief in court.
We have extensive experience representing both union and non-union employers before the National Labor Relations Board in election and unfair labor practice proceedings and our attorneys have handled hundreds of “salting” cases. We regularly handle union fringe benefit fund disputes and plan fund audits. Our approach to union-management labor relations is to focus on preventing potentially disruptive labor disputes while helping our clients achieve their business objectives.
Construction Labor Law
Our Group is uniquely positioned to represent construction firms in traditional labor matters. With one of the largest and most well-respected construction law practices in the Mid-Atlantic region, our firm represents more than one thousand construction-industry firms and is regularly called upon to counsel contractors regarding issues unique to their industry including Occupational Safety and Health Administration guidance, project labor agreements, work jurisdictional disputes, strikes, hand-billing, and bannering, When a project is picketed, we partner with our clients to establish and enforce reserved gate systems and, when appropriate, file charges and initiate litigation to obtain an injunction. In all matters, we strive to keep our clients working on the jobsite and out of the courtroom.