Union organizing and unfair labor practice charges can create delicate challenges for employers. The intricate nature of the laws and the potential for missteps makes legal expertise especially critical for companies as they attempt to contend with organized labor issues. At ThompsonMcMullan, we are one of the few firms in Virginia that routinely represents employers dealing with union issues, including providing defense against unfair labor practice charges from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
If an employer has a workforce that is considering the formation of a union, we provide legal counsel to the employer to help pursue their goals while working within the strict NLRB limits on the role that employers can play in the process. Our guidance helps ensure that management teams remain compliant with labor law while allowing for a strategic approach to union organizing activity. In addition, we defend employers when they face claims of unfair labor practices, representing them before the NLRB because of claims such as retaliatory discharge, interference with the formation or administration of a labor organization, or refusal to participate in collective bargaining.
Our Union Organizing and Unfair Labor Practice Charges practice includes:
- Advise employers on remaining compliant with labor law in response to union organizing activity
- Assist with union organizing efforts and countermeasures
- Organize defense against NLRB unfair labor practice charges
- Represent employers in NLRB proceedings and subsequent court actions