In our HR Compliance Review Program, we offer an affordable proactive approach to managing employer risk. Our approach to compliance reviews combines our legal expertise and perspective with a practical business viewpoint. We candidly review the strengths and weaknesses of your current practices and policies, identify any risk areas, and provide constructive recommendations. Each compliance review in our series is offered at a customized flat rate.
Although private sector unionization rates are down, organized labor is aggressively trying to turn that trend around. Employees tend to be most receptive to unions when there is distrust of management. Lack of management responsiveness or communication, and issues with personal safety, job stability, disrespectful treatment by supervisors, or the company’s complaint process can unite employees against their employer as much or more than dissatisfaction with wages and benefits. By the time employees start to talk about wanting a union, it may be too late to prevent unionization, as the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) severely restricts employer activity in the context of employee organizational efforts. Moreover, defending against a union’s organizational campaign is, in itself, very time-consuming and expensive. The key to avoiding the high costs of unionization and union organizing efforts is to detect and address employee concerns early and often.
The Labor Law Review is a broad-based evaluation of your company’s vulnerability to union organizing that looks at your labor-management relations, employee satisfaction, and employment policies. The review identifies potential sources of vulnerability and strategies for minimizing risk.
A standard review will typically include some or all of the following:
To learn more about this program, contact Mark Mathison at 612.632.3247 or firstname.lastname@example.org or any Labor Law Team member.
Gray Plant Mooty is recognized as one of the leading corporate law firms in Minnesota and one of the top franchise firms in the world. Our roots go back to 1866. Today, we are a 180-plus attorney, full-service firm with offices in Minneapolis and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Washington, D.C.; and Fargo, North Dakota.