Labor Law

Whelan Corrente attorneys have received national recognition for their labor and litigation expertise, and they are frequent lecturers before industry groups, trade associations, human resources professionals, and other members of the bar.

From general advice through litigation before the National Labor Relations Board, related state agencies, and trial and appellate courts, our labor attorneys are seasoned practitioners in all areas of management-union relations.  Whelan Corrente attorneys provide representation and counseling to dozens of private and governmental employers throughout the Northeast.  We counsel clients about how to address employees’ concerns before unionization, but we also routinely represent clients facing organization campaigns, certification petitions, illegal strikes, picketing, and slowdowns.  We have negotiated and drafted hundreds of collective bargaining agreements.  We also provide daily advice on issues such as management rights, mandatory subjects of bargaining, and the implementation and administration of labor-related policies and practices.

Whelan Corrente attorneys have extensive experience responding to agency investigations and a proven track record of successfully handling adversarial proceedings against unions, the NLRB, and state agencies.  We routinely represent employers in grievance arbitrations, interest arbitrations, and unfair labor practice proceedings. We have handled appeals – some of them precedent setting – before state and federal appellate courts.

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