Peckar & Abramson’s Labor Law Group is a one-stop solution for our clients dealing with labor relations issues. Our attorneys skillfully facilitate preventative measures, generate unique methods of problem-solving, put into practice thorough risk management solutions, offer strategic dispute resolution and, when absolutely necessary, engage in rigorous litigation.
We couple our extensive experience in addressing Labor matters with a rare understanding of the industry in which our clients operate.
Our Labor Law Group aims to strengthen positive labor relations fostered by negotiation, mediation, and, in more extreme situations, litigation. The tried-and-true methods employed by Peckar & Abramson quickly and decisively deliver Results First℠, resolving disputes, forging connections and endeavoring that any negative fallout from a given issue is negligible. When out-of-the-box solutions are required, P&A formulates an original approach to keep your company’s labor relations on track.
Our firm’s counsel has proven invaluable to companies looking to effectively respond to unionization, and we offer a comprehensive suite of services to achieve that goal. Our deep dive into a unionization scenario will include assisting you in planning and executing counter-campaigns, as well as managing the legal aspects of elections. We have the knowledge and ability necessary to seek emergency injunctions, and offer direction on operating safely while maintaining control of your company in the case of strikes, picketing or other union-unrest activities.
In any corporate transaction, there are inevitably a wealth of complex legal issues to consider, with labor obligation matters being among the most important. P&A provides strategic, critical direction to your company, vital to assessing potential withdrawal liability against a contributing entity or potential control group of entities; solidifying labor contracts liability between affiliated entities; determining successor liability for labor and other employment-law violations. Our tested experience in these areas will provide your organization with another layer of armor to stabilize and reinforce your labor relations.
Peckar & Abramson’s Labor Law Group works with our clients, which include both private and public-sector employers, to implement and enforce internal compliance. Our representation includes the mediation and resolution of special cases, which may include proceedings regarding numerous aspects of labor law, including federal and state prevailing wage law; wage and hour laws; independent contractor classifications; OSHA compliance; affirmative action; minority utilization requirements and immigration law.
Our Labor Law Group regularly addresses labor-related issues and needs across a wide variety of industries, including:
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Labor issues are often contentious and can spur many other issues and problems that sometimes end up in the hands of the courts. Not to sound trite, but we have seen it all on a local, state and national playing field. We are keenly focused on protecting the rights of our clients and the integrity of their business.
COVID-19 Employer Guidance: Expanded Leave Under Federal, NJ, NY/NYC Laws and Layoffs. Presentation date March 30, 2020 (Presentation Slides)
COVID-19 Employer Guidance: Workplace Safety – OSHA, CDC, and Virus Testing. Presentation date March 26, 2020 (Presentation Slides)
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has, or likely will have, negative economic consequences for many, including companies facing significantly reduced cash flow and unprecedented liquidity concerns as they attempt to meet obligations like payroll. Companies may need to utilize their credit facilities for working capital. While the access to credit facilities is critically important, the negative […]
When an employer is sued for employment discrimination and is facing trial, one common evidentiary fight is whether the employer will be permitted to introduce evidence of other claims of discrimination or harassment that the plaintiff has made against former or subsequent employers. Taking discovery from a plaintiff concerning other claims is essential, and it […]
Employers nationwide are struggling to cope with the developing situation regarding COVID-19. OSHA and the CDC have issued preliminary guidance for employers and workplaces in coping with the instant epidemic. OSHA’s complete guidance on preparing workplaces for COVID-19 is available HERE. The CDC’s interim guidance for businesses and employers is available HERE. In this alert, […]
Warren Friedman‘s article, “Here’s Some Guidance for Construction Contractors About Mitigating Coronavirus Risks,” was published in the Daily Business Review/Law.com on March 27, 2020. As work on some construction projects in South Florida has been suspended, it is likely more suspensions will follow. Friedman discusses what contractors can do to avoid losses due to the […]
In a time when multiple new regulations and guidance from the Federal Government, as well as Executive Orders from states and counties abound, one new piece of federal legislation – the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”) – deserves attention from every industry. Signed into law on March 18, 2020, the Act – which […]
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is impacting the construction industry in both the public and private sectors. A recent Associated General Contractors online survey revealed that more than a quarter of the respondents have already been directed to halt or delay work on a project. See Associated General Contractors, Data Digest, Vol. 20, No. 11, March 23, […]
This memorandum provides the background guidance, a summary action-plan, and an appendix with resources from the CDC, OSHA, and the EEOC. For more specific local information, please be guided by information being issued by your local public health offcials and state and local authorities. Laws and guidance are evolving rapidly and may be subject to […]
Right now, your construction projects may be in a state of uncertainty and flux as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, but in the future, you may need to be specific about added costs and time lost to secure time extensions and recoveries. Action now may be enormously helpful in the future. Many contractors are […]
Gary Stein was quoted in an article titled, “South Florida Builders Active, But Pipeline Stalls Amid Coronavirus”, which appeared in the Daily Business Review/Law.com on March 19, 2020. Stein was quoted a number of times throughout the piece, stating “In the construction industry, time is money. So if there is a suspension of a project […]
“Effective tomorrow … the City is suspending all regular activity at construction sites in Boston.” This was just one of the surprises that greeted contractors last week. Contractors and owners with projects across the country are scrambling to comply with mandated governmental suspensions. Project participants should begin contingency planning for possible project shutdowns. Reacting to […]
Richard R. Volack, Chair of the firm’s Cyber Security & Data Privacy practice, recently discussed how construction companies should react to a hack with Construction Dive. He urges every company to have a response plan, insurance, and a relationship with a data analyst who can quickly help investigate the magnitude of a hack. Construction Dive
The Coronavirus has been the subject of an extraordinary amount of media coverage since the start of 2020. As we approach the end of the first quarter of the year, its impact on local and global economies and our way of life cannot be ignored. This Alert will provide the construction industry with guidance and […]
The Problem: Have you ever run into the following situation: The Project Owner insists on performance of change or extra work with no written, signed change order, with a promise to provide you as General Contractor or CM with a change order later. You remind them that the contract requires a written, signed change order […]
On February 26, 2020, the National Labor Relations Board issued its final rule governing joint-employer status under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The final rule restores the joint-employer standard that was applied for several decades prior to the 2015 decision in Browning-Ferris, giving greater clarity and guidance. The new rule will benefit employers in the […]
Joe Reisman, retired partner and father of our Vice Chairman, Stephen Reisman, passed away peacefully on February 26, 2019 at the age of 91. Well-known in and beyond the South Florida real estate, construction and legal communities, we remember Joe fondly as an engaging, kind, and brilliant individual – an example of the “consummate gentleman”. […]
Peckar & Abramson, P.C. is pleased to announce that Bruce D. Meller, a Partner in the Firm’s New Jersey office, has been awarded the 2020 Client Choice Award in the area of Construction in the United States. Bruce is the sole recipient of the award in his respective category in the United States. “This award […]
Thanks to the newly minted “New York City Public Works Investment Act,” seven NYC agencies have been granted the authority to use a Design-Build Contract model when putting their construction projects up for bid. This approach, in which one contract outlines both design and construction requirements, is meant to cut project costs and reduce timetables […]