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Chelsea L. Hartnett


P 410-415-2055
F 410-415-2001


Chelsea L. Hartnett is an Associate in the Baltimore, Maryland, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Ms. Hartnett advises employers in labor and employment matters, with a focus on traditional labor issues, union elections, and unfair labor practice charges.

Ms. Hartnett has defended companies against unfair labor practice charges and litigation brought by labor unions before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and in labor arbitrations. Ms. Hartnett has provided advice to employers faced with union organizing efforts. She also counsels employers on the interpretation and administration of collective bargaining agreements.

Beyond traditional labor matters, Ms. Hartnett offers advice and counsel on employment matters, including investigating and responding to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charges and discrimination charges filed with state human relations agencies. She has advised employers in conducting internal investigations in response to discrimination and harassment complaints. Ms. Hartnett has also conducted manager and employee trainings, including topics such as preventing workplace discrimination and harassment.

While in law school, Ms. Hartnett served as a law clerk to an Administrative Law Judge at the NLRB in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, Ms. Hartnett interned with a Regional office of the NLRB, where she investigated charges filed on behalf of labor unions and individual employees. She was a member of the Public Contract Law Journal and received the ABA/BNA Academic Award for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law.

Published Works

  • “Getting a Fair Shake: Reducing the Perils of Worker Misclassification on Federally Funded Construction Projects,” Public Contract Law Journal, Vol. 44 (Winter 2015) [Author]

See AllBlog Posts by Chelsea L. Hartnett

NLRB Joint Employer Decision at Risk?
February 2, 2018

The Board overturned Browning-Ferris Industries, 362 NLRB No. 186 (2015), in Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors, Ltd., 365 NLRB No. 156 (Dec. 14, 2017), and returned to the more employer-friendly principles governing joint-employer status that existed prior to that decision. Read More

Kentucky’s Right-to-Work Law Survives Challenge
February 1, 2018

Kentucky’s right-to-work law has survived a challenge by the AFL-CIO and Teamsters union. The Kentucky legislation passed in the first week of the 2017 legislative session, making the Bluegrass State the 27th to adopt right-to-work legislation (Missouri was the 28th). Read More

Management-Side Attorney John Ring Selected for Seat on Labor Board
January 22, 2018

President Donald Trump has nominated John Ring, a Washington, D.C.-based management-side labor and employment lawyer, to fill the vacant seat on the five-member National Labor Relations Board. If confirmed, Ring would replace former-NLRB Chairman Philip Miscimarra, a Republican, and restore a 3-2 Republican majority to the Board. Read More