California Labor Law Attorneys
Santa Clarita Employment Lawyers Serving LA County
Poole Shaffery has worked with numerous businesses and trade organizations in all aspects of union-management relations, including preventative counseling to manage union involvement and initial organizational campaigns. The philosophy is to take a proactive approach when handling unionized and pre-union workforces, to minimize the impact upon management, facilitate a peaceful workplace and minimize hostilities between management and labor.
Additionally, the business attorneys from the firm can assist management with the following:
- Initial collective bargaining meetings and agreements
- Contract negotiations
- Dispute resolution
- Decertification petitions
The attorney can provide services related to advising management on the potential impact that union contracts have on general employment decisions, including wage and hour requirements, benefits administration, reductions-in-force (RIFs), mergers and acquisitions, relocations and plant closings. All aspects of labor law issues can be managed professionally by the firm, allowing corporate owners and executives to ensure that all actions taken in workforce reductions are handled skillfully, and protections in place to avoid future claims from disgruntled former employees. In any labor law matter, it is essential that the legal professional addressing the issue has the highest level skills.
The firm's attorneys have experience in representing corporate clients involves various industries in litigation, administrative hearings, grievance hearings and labor arbitrations.
The firm's employment law expertise includes but is not limited to the following labor law matters:
- Successfully negotiated renewed collective bargaining agreement between Orange County manufacturing plant and union representatives;
- Provided pre-unionization counseling to management to reinforce benefits of merit shop status; attempt to unionize was prevented;
- Counseled several trade organizations on management of pre-unionized workforce, effective management techniques and proper handling of early union involvement;
- Successfully prosecuted claims arising from National Labor Relations Board controversy against company for unfair labor practices;
- State and federal regulatory proceedings involving occupational health and safety; and others.
Ensuring compliance with the FLSA and FMLA, accounting for your business' vulnerabilities, and representing your company in negotiations with unions and employee groups is how we've protected companies throughout California.
For assistance regarding your company's employee policies, relations, and compliancewith federal employment statutes, call (855) 997-7522. Our Santa Clarita employment law attorneys serve companies all over the state, with offices in Los Angeles, Paso Robles, San Diego, Orange County and Santa Clarita.
The firm can represent clients in a wide range of industries, including:
- Financial services
As labor law matters can have a long term impact on the viability of any enterprise, the skill with which labor matters are addressed is of great importance. The Southern California labor lawyer works in close collaboration with the executives or owners, and often represents clients in various matters in state and federal court. The firm has a reputation for excellent legal work, and a high percentage of clients come to the firm on a referral basis.
The scope of practice and breadth of understanding of all labor law matters allow company owners to be confident that everything possible is being done to protect their interests. As skilled litigators, issues that must be resolved in state or federal court will be professionally managed, with the objective of getting matters resolved. Should it be beneficial to engage in alternative dispute resolution, the firm has extensive experience in all ADR methodologies, and can take a non-adversarial stance when this will best serve the interests of the client.
Resolving Labor Law Matters
Many labor law issues can be successfully resolved through skilled negotiations, with the objective of avoiding costly litigation by establishing sound policies and practices and the firm often serves as general counsel to companies throughout Southern California, allowing for ongoing legal protection and proactive strategies. The firm can advise companies in all matters regarding labor law, including the processes to put in place to avoid the future risk of litigation from disgruntled employees.
A full understanding of state and federal regulations, agencies, and a fully integrated plan across all areas of the business can save a company from significant financial losses. All matters related to labor law should be addressed with the help of a proven, high quality labor law attorney.
Contact our Los Angeles employment law firm for information about how we can serve your company.