Brian Rauch is Special Counsel, Labor & Employment, representing employers in all aspects of employment law and litigation, union/management relations, and collective bargaining.
Brian routinely advises clients on issues arising out of the employment relationship, including issues relating to claims of discrimination, contract breaches, wage and hour compliance, leaves of absence, and accommodations and other issues arising out the employment relationship. He counsels clients on how to avoid litigation and achieve their business objectives through proactive human resources practices. This includes drafting company policies, conducting wage and hour audits, handling corporate investigations, advising on strategic changes and representing companies in corporate transactions. When an issue results in litigation, Brian represents clients in state and federal courts, arbitral forums, and before administrative agencies.
With respect to traditional labor relations, Brian assists organizations (including multiemployer bargaining associations) in negotiating collective bargaining agreements in a wide array of industries, including real estate, construction, retail and non-profit. He tries arbitrations and litigations arising from collective bargaining relationships, including grievance arbitrations, hearings before the National Labor Relations Board and injunction litigations. Brian provides guidance with respect to daily labor relations, contract administration, strikes, decertification campaigns, and organizing campaigns, including corporate campaigns.