DOWD, BLOCH, BENNETT, CERVONE, AUERBACH & YOKICH concentrates its practice in the areas of labor, employee benefit funds and employment law. It represents a large number of labor unions and benefit funds in both the private and public sectors, as well as individual employees ranging from hourly workers to corporate executives.
The firm’s attorneys provide general counseling and representation to labor unions in all areas of their activity, including negotiations, organizing, litigation in federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels, unfair labor practice and representation proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and state labor relations agencies, and arbitration. Clients include international, local, and intermediate level unions in the construction, transportation, manufacturing, service, and public sectors.
The firm is counsel or co-counsel to many jointly-trusteed fringe benefit trust funds and its attorneys have substantial experience in virtually all aspects of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, which governs such funds.
The firm represents executive, professional and managerial employees in the negotiation and preparation of employment agreements and severance packages and in other matters including non-compete agreements, confidentiality agreements, trade secret issues, and compensation disputes.
The firm also represents individual employees at all levels seeking to enforce their rights to pension, disability or other employee benefits and seeking to challenge discrimination, improper pay practices and wrongful termination.
The firm accepts a limited number of contingent fee and pro bono cases.