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Colombo & Colombo

Employment & Labor Law

Colombo & Colombo has a long history of representing both employers and individuals in various labor related matters. This expertise includes, but is not limited to:

  • Negotiation of collective bargaining agreements
  • Representation in arbitration proceedings
  • Representing management before the NLRB
  • Consultation regarding compliance with various labor laws
  • Representaion in civil rights, EEOC and related proceedings


National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and Collective Bargaining Agreements

The National Labor Relations Board was established to oversee the election of representatives to labor unions in the private sector, along with investigation and remedy of unfair labor practices. Through collective bargaining, company management and unions arrive at agreements regarding working conditions, wages and hours, grievance procedures and the rights and responsibilities of trade unions. Our role as attorneys has been to represent companies in the negotiation of collective bargaining process with trade unions. We also represent companies before the NLRB in matters involving employment issues.


Arbitration is a method of alternative dispute resolution that is conducted by a neutral third party, called an arbitrator. While less formal than courtroom litigation, the arbitrator follows guidelines similar to traditional court procedure. After listening to and thoroughly evaluating the evidence of each party, the arbitrator delivers a final ruling. Colombo & Colombo represents clients in arbitration proceedings to resolve disputes between employers and employees.


Labor Laws
Various government bodies ensure labor laws are enforced, such as the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), the Department of Labor (DOL) and the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (MDCR). Labor laws exist to protect the rights of employees in issues such as discrimination, sexual harassment, FMLA (Family and Medical Leave Act, which provides job protection for employees on medical leave), and the ADA (American Disabilities Act). Colombo & Colombo works with companies to help develop guidelines and utilize policies that ensure they are complying with and staying within the legal parameters of labor laws.


Avoiding Litigation
Avoiding litigation is of primary concern to most businesses. By initially putting proper legal measures in place, potential employment disputes can often be prevented. Colombo & Colombo provides training and seminars on a variety of issues including discrimination, sexual harassment, FMLA and ADA. Furthermore, Colombo & Colombo prepares and continually reviews employee handbooks, employment applications, etc. to ensure compliance with applicable laws.

Our lawyers work with a variety of companies to assist them in integrating their business objectives and strategies with the regulatory requirements imposed by employment and labor laws.

Colombo & Colombo looks forward to serving your employment and labor needs. See how you can benefit from our lawyers’ extensive knowledge and experience in the legal aspects of labor management. To arrange a consultation, please contact us online or through our office number at 248-645-9300.


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