Labor and Employment

Murphy Anderson’s roots are in union-side labor law, and we continue to proudly represent labor organizations and employees on all legal issues they face.

Union General Advice and Counsel

We have decades of experience advising public- and private-sector international and local unions in all areas of the law that impact them and their members. We have handled countless issues arising under the National Labor Relations Act, the Postal Reorganization Act, the Labor Management Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, and many other labor statutes.

We strive to provide our clients with advice that marries intelligent legal analysis with attention to their practical concerns.

Union Administration and Governance

Unions face countless legal issues related to their internal administration and governance, from record keeping to taxes.

We have extensive experience with issues arising under the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act and other similar laws. Indeed, we have successfully represented our clients in litigation concerning many different parts of their obligations under the LMRDA.

Murphy Anderson can assist and advise with important internal governance issues as well, from structure and governance issues under a union constitution, to human resource issues, IRS compliance matters, contract review, real estate needs, and many other administrative matters.

Labor Arbitration and Litigation

Murphy Anderson provides our clients with first-rate representation when they must litigate their disputes, both offensively and defensively.

Our lawyers appear in federal and state courts across the United States and have won significant victories.

We regularly represent our union clients before administrative tribunals, from the NLRB to public-employee boards. From filing an initial charge through court appeals and enforcement, we have the experience to help unions prosecute and win unfair labor practices.

We are experienced and successful at trying all manner of rights and interest cases before private arbitrators. We have successfully represented our clients in comprehensive interest-arbitration proceedings and complicated pension and health-care matters. Our lawyers also handle discipline and contract disputes, using practices designed to get fair results while remaining sensitive to legal budgets.

Individual Employment Law Matters

Our lawyers represent individuals with personal employment issues. These issues have included salary negotiations, non-competition agreements, severance negotiations, and assessments of legal options after job termination.