Practice Areas

Our attorneys have a wide range of experience in complex legal matters affecting the workplace: Labor LawEmploymentClergy RepresentationSmall Business Counsel and Training.

Labor Law

Peer, Gan & Gisler LLP’s attorneys bring their integrity and passion for workers’ rights and justice in the workplace to their representation of private and public sector labor organizations in all aspects of labor relations.  Our attorneys zealously advocate for our clients in state and federal court and before administrative bodies and handle a range of issues involving state and federal agencies.

We advise and represent clients in matters concerning the National Labor Relations Act, the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Employee Retirement Income and Security Act, the Federal Bankruptcy Code, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Civil Service Retirement Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Norris-LaGuardia Act, the Postal Reorganization Act, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act and other laws governing and affecting U.S. labor relations.

State and Federal Court Litigation

Our firm’s attorneys appear in state and federal courts to handle a wide variety of labor relations, employment law and the many other issues encountered by labor organizations. We bring and defend lawsuits for our union clients and have extensive experience with issues such as the duty of fair representation, preemption, union governance, compliance with arbitration awards, discrimination, retirement and benefit claims, freedom of speech, Employers’ failure to deduct union dues, jurisdictional disputes, breach of contract, and more.

Arbitration

Peer, Gan & Gisler’s attorneys advocate before arbitrators on behalf of unions and their members in disciplinary and contractual matters across the country.  We bring our extensive experience to all aspects of the arbitration process including vetting arbitrators, negotiating settlements, preparing witnesses and evidence, presenting the case, and submitting briefs. Our attorneys also represent unions in interest arbitration and assist labor organizations with developing and implementing processes to review grievances and determine their likelihood of success in arbitration.[/toggle] [toggle title=”Contract Negotiation” style=”normal”]Our attorneys represent local and national labor organizations in preparing for contract negotiations and at the bargaining table.  From simply providing counsel to the negotiation team to actively negotiating collective bargaining agreements, we bring a wealth of bargaining experience and a determination to obtain the best possible contract for our union clients.

National Labor Relations Board Proceedings

Peer, Gan & Gisler LLP maintains an active practice representing clients in National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) proceedings.  We file and defend against unfair labor practice charges, handle representation cases and advise union clients on organizing campaigns, argue cases before Administrative Judges, and handle all aspects of appeals.  Our Attorneys have handled NLRB cases in almost every region of the country.

Other Administrative Proceedings

In addition to our work before the National Labor Relations Board, our attorneys represent clients before other administrative agencies, including the Federal Labor Relations Authority, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, State and Federal Wage and Hour Agencies, and the U.S. Department of Labor.

Union Governance

Our attorneys advise labor organizations on and represent labor organizations on a wide variety of internal union governance issues including officer elections, trusteeships, Department of Labor audits, LMRDA compliance, internal complaints and appeals, and more.

Employment

In addition to representing institutional clients, Peer, Gan & Gisler LLP provides personalized and experienced representation to individual professionals and other employees when legal issues arise concerning their jobs.  Our attorneys handle employment disputes, negotiate and draft agreements, advise individuals and provide litigation services in a variety of employment matters including:

  • Individual Employment Contracts
  • Severance and Separation Agreements
  • Retirement Agreements
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Clergy Employment Matters
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Proceedings
  • Wage and Hour Matters
  • Federal Overseas Housing and Transportation Allowances

Clergy Representation

Our attorneys work closely with North American clergy in a wide variety of clergy-congregational employment matters.  We routinely work with clergy in the negotiation of employment contracts, separation agreements, and retirement contracts.  We also have special expertise in cases of clergy discipline and dispute resolution before the tribunals of numerous religious institutions.

Small Business Counsel

Peer, Gan & Gisler LLP provides small business clients with a range of legal services involving transactions and litigation, including: employment and independent contractor agreements, vendor agreements, labor and employment law compliance, nondisclosure agreements, teaming agreements, subcontracts and government contracts, as well as the formation of business entities, including partnerships and limited liability companies.

 

Training

Peer, Gan & Gisler, LLP provides training to union officers and stewards on all aspects of grievance handling, arbitration, union governance & other internal union issues, worker’s rights and labor law.