Ballard Spahr LLP

Labor & Employment Department

New Jersey
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Members of the group represent management in traditional labor and employment matters and litigation.

Go-To Firm for Traditional Labor
We represent employers in their dealings with unions and unionized workforces, including in the heavily-unionized health care, manufacturing, and logistics/maritime industries. We have seen a resurgence of union-related issue, in workplaces. We appear before the NLRB and the federal courts of appeals in NLRA representation and unfair labor practice cases. In terms of collective bargaining, we assist employers in the negotiating process as first chair spokespersons, and as behind-the-scenes strategic advisors, as well as with post-contract issues including grievance management and arbitration proceedings.

Preventative Advice and Counsel
Our training and counsel are critical to preventing and prevailing in eventual litigation. We take pride in the intangible benefits our clients enjoy every day in the form of lawsuits that were never filed and incidents that never occurred or were stopped.

Premier Client Roster
Our clients are among the state’s and region’s largest employers. They run the gamut of industries, with health care, manufacturing, maritime, and energy being particularly well-represented.

Complex Litigation
We represent employers in a variety of complex litigation cases. We have represented clients in withdrawal liability proceedings and litigation under MEPPA. We also represent clients in large wage and hour class action matters.


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