Practice Areas

Our practice focuses on representing labor unions in both the private and public sectors. We emphasize preventive law to minimize union legal costs and sponsor periodic free or low-cost labor law seminars to further that goal.

We also directly represent workers—often in cases involving legal issues that impact an entire workforce, such as wage & hour violations, rest and meal break compliance, and paid family and medical leave requirements, in addition to providing individual representation in contract and discrimination cases. We also represent numerous progressive non-profit organizations which play a vital part in defending and advocating for working people and their families.

Our firm provides compliance and strategic advice to Sec. 501(c)(3) and (c)(4) organizations whose missions are consistent with our labor union and other clients. Similarly, we provide a wide range of advice regarding compliance with federal, state, and local campaign finance requirements for those of our clients that participate in electoral politics.

Employee Benefits

Employee benefits for employees in private industry are normally subject to the Employee Retirement Income and Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). The legal rights, remedies and procedures under ERISA are completely separate, and often quite different from those under federal labor laws. For public employees, a complex series of state laws and regulations establish their benefits and impose specific procedural requirements to enforce their right to receive these benefits. Our firm can provide your labor organization, and individual members, with the advice and representation required to establish and enforce the right to employee benefits.