Joshua Brittingham aggressively represents unionized employers in all aspects of labor relations, including grievances and National Labor Relations Board Charges. He also litigates civil claims against unions. Mr. Brittingham recently handled a lawsuit on behalf of an employer against a union for fraud and property damage. In part, the employer’s state court tort action alleged that the union intentionally timed a strike so that it would result in destroying the employer’s property. A key issue in the case is whether the National Labor Relations Act impliedly preempts such a state tort claim under San Diego Bldg. Trades Council v. Garmon, 359 U.S. 236 (1959), and its progeny. The case is presently pending before the Supreme Court of the United States. Glacier Nw., Inc. v. Int’l Bhd. of Teamsters Loc. Union No. 174., 143 S. Ct. 82 (2022).
Brittingham represents and counsels management clients in connection with all types of labor and employment matters arising under federal and state law. He helps private and public employers reduce their legal exposure by implementing effective personnel policies and practices. He also represents high-level executives in employment matters. His wide-ranging practice includes drafting and enforcing employment, confidentiality, and non-competition agreements, and defending claims regarding wrongful discharge, discrimination, sexual harassment, and wage-and-hour issues in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Mr. Brittingham also provides representation on labor relations matters, such as collective bargaining, arbitrations, union organizational campaigns, and National Labor Relations Board proceedings.
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