Labor & Employment Law

Marcus & Shapira provides practical, sophisticated, and cost-effective advice on all aspects of labor and employment issues, to both unionized and non-unionized employers. Our labor and employment attorneys have represented some of the largest employers in Western Pennsylvania, along with many smaller and mid-sized companies, individuals, and trustees of employee benefit funds. Marcus & Shapira partners with clients to implement creative solutions and business-focused strategies. Our work on behalf of our clients includes:

  • Litigating wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, and age, sex, race, and disability discrimination cases;
  • Handling contract negotiations with labor unions, including negotiations involving strikes and replacement issues and business closure and decision and effects bargaining;
  • Drafting handbook and policy manuals and covenants against competition;
  • Negotiating drug and alcohol policies, including DOT mandated policies;
  • Evaluating compliance with all state and federal labor and employment and labor laws and regulations including, for example, the NLRA, ADA, FMLA, ADEA, Title VII, HIPAA, ERISA, and the FLSA;
  • Defending discrimination complaints before government agencies including the PHRC, OCRC, and EEOC, and representing employers in proceedings before the NLRB, OSHA, DOL, and DOT;
  • Assisting clients in developing and implementing engineered labor standards and progressive discipline policies;
  • Counseling employers on proper employee classification under wage and hour laws, hiring and firing, conducting effective workplace investigations, utilizing performance evaluations, and unemployment compensation issues;
  • Representing unionized corporate clients from the grievance stage through arbitration hearings in disciplinary and contract interpretation matters; and
  • Presenting seminars for management personnel on improving management skills, ADA issues, and preventing and managing sexual harassment claims.