Labor & Employment Law
KHPP is one of the Tri-State area’s most prominent labor law firms representing Unions in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico. The Firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group represents labor organizations in the private and public sector. We also have the privilege of representing the New Jersey State AFL-CIO and have done so since 1989.
Our expertise is focused on the representation of Labor Unions and Taft-Hartley/ERISA Funds. Because of our commitment to labor, the Firm brings a full understanding of the important issues that confront each trade and segment of the labor movement. We have an excellent reputation for providing practical, prompt, and comprehensive legal services geared to the needs of working people. Our legal and legislative actions have influenced labor and employment practices in all segments of the labor community, including construction, public safety, health care, arts, and transportation industries.
In January 2002, in recognition of the depth of our Firm’s labor background, then Governor James E. McGreevey appointed Albert G. Kroll, Esq., to serve as the Commissioner of the Labor & Workforce Development for the State of New Jersey. The Firm’s historical commitment to organized labor adds a heightened level of credibility and knowledge to the prosecution of cases where organized labor’s interests are at stake. Our attorneys are constantly developing new liability theories and damage models to protect the financial security and health of unions and their members. Those lawsuits are geared not only toward recovering monies that were wrongfully diverted from pension and welfare funds by acts of corporate fraud and greed, but also toward enabling individual union members to recover for their pain and suffering and other out-of-pocket expenses associated with wrongful terminations, wage and hour claims, and other acts of malfeasance.
KHPP has aggressive, court-tested attorneys who apply an unprecedented level of knowledge and experience to protect the rights of the hardest working people in New Jersey – Union families. Whether protecting the rights of unions at the collective bargaining table or in a court of law, KHPP has a proven track record for getting results.
In addition, we are prepared to advise clients on programs to prevent future employment related legal problems in the workplace. We routinely evaluate and prepare employee handbooks, employment agreements, sexual harassment policies, drug and alcohol policies, privacy policies for electronic communications, promotion and discharge practices, and affirmative action programs. Our attorneys are also skilled collective bargaining negotiators and regularly obtain favorable collective bargaining agreement provisions for our clients.
KHPP provides legal services to address every aspect of the employment relationship, including protection of employee rights before the National Labor Relations Board, PERC and other state and federal agencies. Additionally, our Firm has extensive experience in Federal and State Courts handling workplace issues involving:
- Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
- Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA)
- Anti-Discrimination Law
- State and Federal Prevailing Wage Laws
- Project Labor Agreements