Traditional Labor Law TRANSACTIONAL

We assist clients with significant labor relations matters in the United States and internationally. Our practice includes training programs for supervisors and managers on union awareness and avoidance. Among our activities in this area, we:

  • Assist clients in responding to union-organizing and union election campaigns;
  • Represent clients in administrative proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and serve as counsel in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements;
  • Assist clients in union contract administration and arbitrations; and
  • Regularly advise clients in Europe on consultations with unions and works councils, and—where clients are not unionized—on the processes required to elect representatives for the purposes of information and consultation in collective redundancies and business transfers in the European Union.


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Jonathan D. Rosenfeld

Chair, Labor and Employment Practice Group

+1 617 526 6941 (t)

Publications & News


January 5, 2017

Recent Legal Developments Require Immediate Changes to Employee Agreements

Significant legal developments likely necessitate changes to your company's form of confidentiality agreement and severance agreement. We have summarized the key developments of which you should be aware, as well as the types of changes that you should consider implementing in your form agreements to ensure compliance with such developments.

March 31, 2016

Amended California FEHA Regulations Take Effect on April 1 and Impose New Requirements on Employers

On April 1, 2016, amendments to California's Fair Employment and Housing Act regulations, dealing with the prevention of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, go into effect.

February 13, 2014

Federal Contractors and Subcontractors Must Implement New Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Practices

Because of new regulations issued by the US Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, covered federal contractors and subcontractors must implement significant changes in the implementation and management of their Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Programs (AAP).

June 7, 2012

Chambers USA 2012 Final Results Announced

September 30, 2010

Diversity and Government Contracts

Companies considering contracting with the federal government must be prepared to demonstrate the diversity of their workforce as part of the fulfillment of affirmative action obligations imposed by federal law.

September 22, 2010

WilmerHale Partners Recognized in Legal 500 UK 2010

September 15, 2010

U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers Release Inaugural Best Law Firms Rankings

WilmerHale earns first-tier rankings for a dozen national practices.

August 12, 2010

90 WilmerHale Lawyers Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2011

Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of lawyers in their practice areas.

June 17, 2010

New Department of Labor Rule Requires That Federal Contractors Provide Notice of Employees' Rights Under Federal Labor Laws

June 11, 2010

Chambers USA 2010 Reveals Final Results Ranking 101 WilmerHale Lawyers and Dozens of Practices

One-hundred and one WilmerHale lawyers are recognized in the eighth edition of the guide and the firm is listed as among the best in dozens of practice areas throughout its six US locations.