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Manufacturing

U.S. manufacturers are experiencing the worst declines since the Great Depression in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, industry employers face increased safety and environmental regulations, rising costs, high turnover and unique safety, labor and compliance concerns.

Manufacturing

Overview

Jackson Lewis P.C. represents an assortment of manufacturers, including manufacturers of food and beverage and related packaging products, metal and steel products, electrical products and components, office furniture, clothing and textiles, beauty and medical skincare products, airplane parts, auto parts and military defense products. We also have extensive experience representing trucking companies, transportation companies and companies that have both a manufacturing and a transportation component, as well as distribution centers, giving us a deep understanding of the specific issues facing employers in the manufacturing and related industries.

We provide a full range of services to manufacturing industry employers with respect to all aspects of their labor and employment relationships, including litigation, labor and counseling, some of which are detailed below:

  • Outlining best practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the manufacturing environment;
  • Advising on the most recent recommendations from federal and state regulators for PPE and administrative controls
  • Advising on workforce restructuring and reductions-in-force;
  • Providing guidance on how to prepare the workplace for employees and design policies to address employee concerns upon return;
  • Litigating cases involving allegations of discrimination and retaliation under federal and state law, as well as related tort and contract claims;
  • Providing representation in labor disputes, including picketing and strikes, as well as in collective bargaining negotiations;
  • Defending wage and hour lawsuits, including class actions involving "donning and doffing" claims, and other off-the-clock work as well as other class actions;
  • Advising on the range of disability and leave-related issues;
  • Providing representation in grievance and arbitration proceedings; and
  • Advising on all aspects of workplace safety and health.

We also provide routine advice and counsel on a wide range of matters including OFCCP compliance for federal contractors, wage and hour compliance reviews, drug testing, non-competes, data privacy and immigration and benefits matters.

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Gregory H. Andrews

Gregory H. Andrews

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Mark R. Attwood

Mark R. Attwood

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Justin R. Barnes

Justin R. Barnes

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Emily S. Borna

Emily S. Borna

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Tanya A. Bovée

Tanya A. Bovée

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Sabrina L. Brown

Sabrina L. Brown

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John M. Bryson II

John M. Bryson II

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