Scott A. Faust is a Partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department, co-head of the Strategic Corporate Planning Group and a member of the Labor-Management Relations Group, resident in the Boston office. He focuses his practice on all aspects of labor and employment law, and regularly handles collective bargaining negotiations, arbitration, mediation and litigation of labor and employment disputes on behalf of his clients.
With respect to labor-management relations, Scott represents employers in collective bargaining negotiations, grievance arbitrations, union organizing campaigns, work stoppages, labor injunction proceedings and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. He also has extensive experience advising troubled companies and their creditors, as well as investors reviewing potential opportunities in labor intensive industries. Scott has negotiated numerous collective bargaining agreements with the United Steelworkers in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Louisiana, Maryland, Texas, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, South Carolina, Tennessee and Colorado. In addition, he has also negotiated agreements with the United Auto Workers, Canadian Auto Workers, SEIU, Teamsters, Machinists, Operating Engineers, Carpenters, Painters, United Plant Guard Workers, Electrical Workers, Sheet Metal Workers, Food and Commercial Workers, Massachusetts Nurses Association and Typographers unions.
Scott also represents employers in connection with the litigation of labor and employment disputes in state and federal courts and administrative agencies, as well as in mediation and arbitration. Cases he has handled include matters involving wrongful discharge, ERISA, employment discrimination, related employment torts, enforcement of or defending against non-competition agreements, wage and hour issues, and administrative proceedings before state and federal equal employment opportunity enforcement agencies. He has litigated cases in state and federal courts in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Utah, Colorado and North Carolina, including cases on appeal to the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First and Tenth Circuits.
Scott provides day-to-day counseling in matters such as reductions-in-force, legal issues related to the cultural diversity of the workplace, reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employment contracts and non-competition agreements, development of employee manuals, wage-hour compliance, child labor laws and general employee relations matters.
In addition, Scott has published articles and given recent presentations on such subjects as Trends in Private Sector Collective Bargaining, Electronic Workplace Monitoring and Surveillance, Electronic Communications in the Workplace, Duty to Provide Information in Bargaining, NLRA Compliance Issues, Strikes in the Health Care Industry and Preventive Techniques to Avoid Liability for Harassment in the Workplace. Scott has been ranked in Chambers USA as a leader in labor and employment law.
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