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Mason Law Firm has traditionally focused its practice to the representation of management in the areas of labor, employment, and OSHA. By focusing on these niche practice areas, we are able to maintain a depth of knowledge and breadth of experience that is not usually found in a larger, full service firms.
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Labor Law 

National Labor Relations Board Union Elections:
What we do plain and simple is we win National Labor Relations Board union elections.  Our win rate is nearly 90% of all NLRB petitions filed when we are hired.  We back our statics up with facts.  We have on this web site a list we keep updated of all the various companies that have hired us in pending NLRB petitions for an election and the results of the elections.  We can also provide any company who wants to retain us with a list of references and telephone numbers.  We let you decide if you should hire us by calling our clients and asking them about their experiences with us.

How do we achieve such a great result?  We engage in “persuader” activities.  We are registered “persuaders” with the US Department of Labor.  We meet directly with your employees.  We discuss with your employees in both large and small groups the plus and minuses of voting a union into your operation. 

Most of our victories come without a NLRB union election.  We find that most times when employees understand the facts, that they soon decide they do not want a union at their facility and advise the union of this fact.  The unions prefer to “withdraw their petition” voluntarily than face an NLRB election where the loss is reported.  Many times, we have turned a NLRB union election around in just one meeting.  This can save the company tens of thousands of dollars.

Most law firms do not do persuader activities.  That is because they do not want to register with the US Department of Labor and file all the disclosure forms.  We will work with any law firm that represents you if you have an attorney.  We do not give legal advice to you.  We do not give legal advice to your employees.  What we do is tell them the truth and just explain to them the NLRB process and the process after the union wins an election.  If you do not have an attorney and want one, we can refer you to a lawyer who is experienced in NLRB union elections.

The unions call us “Union Busters.” The simple fact is that the unions do not like our results.  The NLRB reports that about 64% of the time the unions win NLRB electionsWhen we are hired, their win rate is about 10%.  No wonder they want to call us names!  We follow the law.  Nobody is threatened and nobody is fired who supports the union.  Sometimes, after hearing the truth of what a union is all about, it is the union supporters who change sides and advise the union that the employees have changed their minds and they no longer want the union.  We fight the union with something they fear the most – the truth.

Location and travel:
We are located in the Midwest, in the very heart of union organizing country where the unions are the strongest in the United States.  Because this is a central location in the United States we can reasonably travel wherever the unions are organizing.  We will travel to your location, meet with the management and the employees and in short order your union organizing campaign will soon be over and ended on a positive result for both the company and the employees.

Union Avoidance:
Probably no better way to win a NLRB union election is to not even have one at all by having us meet with your employees and teach them what it means to be in a unionized company.  As persuaders, we can meet with your employees, discuss with them why being in a union is not a good idea and help to insulate both you and your employees from the union campaigns that other companies face every day. 

Contract Negotiations:
We have licensed to practice lawyers available in Ohio and Georgia.  Further, contact negotiations in most states are not considered the practice of law.  Therefore, for those companies who may want to use our services, we can negotiate your union contract whether it is a first time contract or a renewal of an older agreement.

Representation Before the National Labor Relations Board:
It is not considered the practice of law to represent a Company before the NLRB.  We can represent you in the negotiation and stipulation for an election.  We can also represent you before the NLRB on any issues that require a hearing.  If you want a lawyer, we can recommend one who is experienced in NLRB matters.

Employment Law 

Mason Law Firm understands the importance of assisting corporate clients in preventing employment related litigation. Over the years, members of this firm have successfully kept companies out of court through preventative counseling, reviewing personnel policies, and dispensing legal advice before clients implement new procedures or take adverse action against employees.

Comprehensive, defensible handbook provisions are the first area where clients can greatly reduce their risk of exposure to employment related litigation, and Mason Law Firm attorneys have prepared and reviewed countless handbooks to make sure that our clients are protected.

On a daily basis, our lawyers also dispense management-minded advice regarding all facets of employment law. Some of the topics that are routinely covered are the same topics that our attorneys regularly provide seminars on and include:

Affirmative Action Fair Credit Reporting Act Polygraph Protection Act
Age Discrimination Fair Labor Standards Act Pregnancy Discrimination Act
Americans with Disabilities Act Family and Medical Leave Act Prevailing Wage
Application and Hiring Process Handbook Preparation and Policy Reviews Records Retention
Background Investigations Harassment Retaliation
Civil Rights Laws Immigration Reductions in Force
Conceal Carry Laws Independent Contractors Sexual Harassment
Covenants Not to Compete Investigations Temporary Employees
Discipline Minimum Wage Laws Termination
Discrimination Non-Compete Agreements Trade Secrets
Diversity Occupational Health and Safety Act Unemployment Compensation
Drug and Alcohol Policies Ohio Civil Rights Laws Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act
Employee Privacy Laws Older Workers Benefit Protection Act Workplace Violence
Employment Agreements Performance Improvement Plans Whistle blowing
Equal Employment Opportunity Laws Plant Closings Wrongful Discharge

Despite saving clients tremendous sums of money through our preventative advice and management training seminars, employment litigation is unfortunately, inevitable. In fact, employment-related law suits regularly dominate surveys of the most prolific areas of litigation.

The attorneys at Mason Law Firm have successfully defended our clients through litigation, arbitration, and mediation of their employment related matters. We have zealously represented our clients in both state and federal courts and before dozens of governmental agencies in over twenty states.

Whether your company needs daily advice regarding discipline or termination, needs to seek a temporary restraining order because a former employee has violated her non-solicitation agreement, or you have just been served with a complaint containing allegations of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, Equal Pay Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, or Americans with Disabilities Act, our team of management-side employment lawyers are ready to assist your company.