Recognizing employers’ compelling interest to meet their business needs while also ensuring all employees are treated fairly.


Burr & Forman's labor & employment team has a strong history in dealing with labor relations assisting clients in a number of industries in a full spectrum of labor-related matters and issues.

Collective Bargaining & Contract Negotiations

Assist employers in every aspect of the collective bargaining process, from negotiation of specific terms to interpretation and application of contract provisions.

Grievance Arbitrations

Handle arbitration of employee grievances at each stage, provide counsel, conduct the arbitration, and submit post-hearing briefs and materials.

Management Training

Provide programs, presentations, and training to management strategically designed to create positive employee relations between management and employees to minimize unionization risk.

Site Selection & New Facility Start-up Planning

Counsel new companies on the available labor market and labor relations, as well as devise lawful strategies regarding handling third-party activity.

Strikes, Picketing, & Boycotts

Assist employers in preparing for a strike or other work stoppage by working with management to make advance preparations and then assisting with the execution of the strategy as required.

Union Campaigns

Represent management in union representation campaigns, and those clients confronted with all types of union organizing activity. Assist employers in organizing successful union campaigns ranging from such distinct locations as Conway, Arkansas and North Chicago, Illinois.

Unfair Labor Practice Proceedings

Handle unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on behalf of employers in a wide variety of industries.

Workforce Assessment & Analysis

Conduct workplace assessments to determine workforce issues that may lead to third-party activity while providing advice and training regarding lawful union avoidance strategies.




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