Glenn M. Olcerst
- Labor and Employment Law
- University of Pennsylvania, J.D., 1976
- University of Massachusetts, B.A., summa cum laude, 1973
- English Honors
- Henry Luce Foundation Candidate
- Phi Beta Kappa
- Phi Beta Sigma National Honor Fraternity
- Commonwealth Honors Scholar
- University Honors Scholar
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
Glenn Olcerst is responsible for representing employers in all aspects of labor law including employee relations, employment discrimination, employee benefits, collective bargaining, and employee safety and health issues.
Glenn’s duties include ensuring compliance with all Government regulations and agencies including NLRB, OSHA, Wage and Hour, EEOC, and DOT. Glenn performs daily client counseling for union and union-free companies in all areas of employment law as well as drafting of policies relating to FMLA, attendance, and drug and alcohol testing.
Glenn has direct first chair litigation experience in connection with representation and unfair labor practice trials for a broad range of clients before the Labor Board and in Federal and State court on injunction matters. Glenn is also responsible for handling labor union arbitration hearings for the firm’s clients.
Glenn is experienced at negotiating both wholesale and retail union contracts which have, over the years, involved lengthy strikes and replacement issues. Glenn regularly leads management training seminars and campaigns in response to nationwide union organizing drives. He also serves as counsel for Employer Trustees of Ohio Teamsters Health and Welfare Fund.
From 1976 to 1988, Glenn was a field attorney at the National Labor Relations Board responsible for investigating and taking to trial the more difficult and complex unfair labor practice charges – i.e., charges involving conflicting legal precedents, highly complex and controversial facts, or cases that have an important and widespread economic impact by virtue of the nature of the industry involved or the seriousness of the violations. In this role, he received four commendations for outstanding performance.
Duties also included:
- Writing Director’s Decisions in representation cases and conducting formal representation case hearings and hearings for the purpose of adjudication of challenges and objections;
- Obtaining appropriate injunctive relief pursuant to Sections 10(j) interim relief after complaint issues, 10(1) priority cases, and 10(e) protective orders after a judgment has been obtained;
- Functioning as acting supervisory attorney assigned to oversee the work of a team of five field attorneys;
- Protecting the Board’s interest against respondents in bankruptcy proceedings;
- Selected by the Director to make presentations to the public and to Board employees on evolving areas of law;
- Chosen to teach substantive Board law at regional training conferences for new employees;
- Regularly requested to do special research for the Regional Director.