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Preparing for Potential Union or Organizing Activity

Businessmen and engineers join handsU.S. labor unions are becoming increasingly popular among Americans after years of relative indifference by rank-and-file employees. Approval ratings for unions and unionization efforts are at the highest point since 1965, according to a recent Gallup survey. Organizing activity is bubbling up in unexpected areas like gaming and the broader technology industry and in global organizations like Starbucks and Amazon. This workplace trend created an unsettling development for all employers as they contemplate their relationships with employees heading into 2023.

Offit Kurman’s Labor & Employment group offers an informative 60–90-minute virtual presentation for business owners, HR professionals and managers, providing information crucial to mitigating risk and avoiding unionization in their organizations. The presentation covers applicable labor laws and regulations governing union activity, compliance requirements, proactive strategies to identify organizing warning signs, best practices for union-related communications and how to address organizing activity before it gains steam. There is also ample time allotted for Q&A. The presentation is directed only to management-level employees, not rank-and-file employees.

If you would like to schedule a presentation or receive more information, please feel free to reach out.


For over 25 years, Katherine has provided her clients with robust representation in matters of employment and related business law. Katherine represents and counsels employers and executives in all facets of the employment relationship, including hiring, termination, discrimination, non-competition, Fair Labor Standards Act matters, issues regarding Family and Medical Leave and other leaves, whistleblowers’ complaints, and regulatory matters.  As a litigator, she is well aware of the nuances of law necessary to draft effective restrictive covenants, severance agreements, and employment contracts.  Along with her over 250 colleagues, she represents companies and non-profit organizations of all sizes. She has defended companies under investigation by both U.S. and state Departments of Labor and handled multiple matters before the EEOC.





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