Engaging an experienced lawyer for collective bargaining with employees and union representatives will ensure that your rights as an employer are protected. The attorneys at Jordan Law Group help employers negotiate labor agreements, effectively communicate with employees, and create contingency plans. Our approach to the collective bargaining process is based on the belief that well thought out contracts improve results and maintain good morale.
Contract negotiations can be viewed as win/lose scenarios in which one side achieves its goals and the other side accepts defeat. There are options as we will aggressively protect your company’s contract imperatives without disregarding employee relations. We use our knowledge and experience to create a problem solving attitude whereby employees conclude your company cares, but must be successful.
Establishing Your Goals and Preparing for Bargaining
Collective bargaining agreements cover a wide range of issues from healthcare benefits to overtime pay, workplace safety, disciplinary actions, and more. Before beginning negotiations, the labor law attorneys at Jordan Law Group carefully analyze your existing contract and operations. Doing so helps us to ensure that your objectives will be met in the areas that are most important to you, including:
- Contract language modification
- Strike avoidance/resolution
- Cost containment and efficiencies
- Creating a positive company culture
If you know your company will be entering into contract negotiations in the upcoming year, or you are faced with a first contract, it is important you plan your strategies. Collective bargaining is complicated and the sooner you enlist the help of a qualified labor law attorney, the better your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome. Jordan Law Group helps you prepare for your upcoming contract negotiations by reviewing relevant information, including:
- Comparable contracts
- Your company wish list
- Discipline records and other grievances
- New employment law initiatives in your industry
- Health & welfare/401(k) options
Ideally, all collective bargaining would be resolved without litigation or strikes. Since this is not always possible, employers need highly qualified, aggressive representation to protect their interests during contract disputes and educate employees on the real issues.
Modifying Contract Language
Slight changes in the wording of a contract may have a large impact on its meaning and operations. In order to effectively negotiate, interpret, and enforce collective bargaining agreements, employers need the help of a labor law attorney who understands the intricacies of contract language. Jordan Law Group understands contract language and its impact on real-life situations and your bottom line. We recognize clauses in which the wording is vague or unclear, and will help you to obtain a contract that means what it says.
Why Pick Jordan Law Group?
A bad contract can have a negative impact for years. Good contracts are achieved because of experience, proper use of leverage, timing, employee communications, and focusing on the success of the company/job security. Jordan Law Group has delivered these kinds of contracts for decades. We have bargained to impasse and understand how to say “no”.
Creating strike contingency plans that show you mean business can be productive. We do that. Bargaining in a way that involves a rank-and-file committee can open doors. We do that too. Mr. Jordan is well known and has always worked out deals because of good professional relationships.
Jordan Law Group has negotiated contracts covering thousands of employees or less than 20. We have created management communication committees, trained supervisors and provided information to employees that educates and demonstrates why a team approach will yield positive results. Just as importantly we involve operations in constructive ways. All labor contracts are important no matter the number of employees involved. Get the personalized, expert service you deserve. We are ready.
Ideally, all collective bargaining would be resolved without litigation or strikes. Since this is not always possible, employers need highly qualified, aggressive representation to protect their interests during contract disputes and educate employees on the real issues. Contact us at 415-459-9865.