Labor Relations and Contract Negotiations
Laddey, Clark and Ryan is a law firm which has chosen to limit its practice to specific areas of the law; one of which is Employment Law. Each of our attorneys is well versed in his or her practice area. The Employment and Labor Practice Group attorneys regularly speak, write, advise and defend our clients on a wide range of employment law issues, including labor relations and contract negotiations. We deliver the expertise, not the rates, of a national employment law firm.
Collective negotiation agreements with unions can provide for the single biggest expense for any business. The cost of employee compensation and benefits in addition to job security and other provisions of a collective negotiation agreement will be with an employer for the duration of the contract and will be the basis of the subsequent contract’s provisions.
Our Employment attorneys have extensive experience with both public and private sector union relations – from contract negotiation and interpretation, to discipline of employees, hearings and arbitration. Including experienced legal counsel in the negotiation process of a collective negotiation agreement will serve as a cost-efficient way to minimize the employer’s cost of administering the collective bargaining agreement. Unions typically bring to the negotiation table seasoned negotiators with years of experience, and the employer should be equally prepared for the negotiation sessions.
Laddey Clark & Ryan is also prepared to guide employers though difficult decisions regarding contract administration and discipline of employees. Our Employment attorneys are also experienced with proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and the NJ Public Employment Relations Commission. We can guide you through any hearings or arbitrations related to the union relations.
Practice Group Attorneys
Thomas N. Ryan, Esq.
Ursula H. Leo, Esq.
Michael S. Garofalo, Esq.
Jessica A. Jansyn, Esq