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Philip B. Rosen

Principal
New York Metro
New York City

P 212-545-4001
F 212-545-4082
Philip.Rosen@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Philip B. Rosen is a Principal in the New York City, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. He also co-leads the firm's Labor and Preventive Practices Group and its Media Industry Group.  He joined the firm in 1979 and served as Managing Partner of the New York City office from 1989 to 2009.

Mr. Rosen lectures extensively, conducts management training, and advises clients with respect to legislative and regulatory initiatives, corporate strategies, business ethics, social media, reorganizations and reductions-in-force, purchase/sale transactions, sexual harassment and other workplace conduct rules, compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, wrongful discharge and other workplace litigation, corporate campaigns and union organizing matters, collective bargaining, arbitration and National Labor Relations Board proceedings. He has been quoted by the press on many labor matters, including the National Labor Relations Board’s decisions and initiatives.

Mr. Rosen has extensive experience advising clients developing integrated corporate-wide labor relations strategies - whether the organization is union-free, partially unionized or entirely unionized. He has led teams conducting multi-facility labor-related legal assessments where clients are seeking to develop creative, strategic legal approaches which anticipate major issues and achieve a company’s labor relations goals. Mr. Rosen also has advised clients being confronted with corporate campaigns and requests for neutrality agreements. He has represented organizations seeking to maximize management rights through their development of pro-active employee relations approaches to remain union-free. He also has advised unionized organizations on lawful negotiating strategies – in situations ranging from “hard bargaining” to recapture management rights to more “cooperative” negotiations – in all cases, providing legal advice designed to assist clients in achieving their primary goals.

Honors and Recognitions

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Martindale-Hubbell
BTI Client Service All Star 2015
The Legal 500 - The Clients Guide to Law Firms
JD Supra Readers Choice Top Author 2019

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association

Published Works

  • “Preparing For Labor Board’s Quickie Election Rule,” The National Law Review (January 2015) [Co-Author]
  • “Update: Michigan Excludes Student-Athletes From Unions,” The National Law Review (January 2015) [Co-Author]
  • “Fight For Fifteen: Your Non-Union Employees Have Walked Out. Now What?,” martindale.com (September 2014) [Co-Author]
  • “Firings For Facebook Comments Unlawful, NLRB Rules,” martindale.com (September 2014) [Co-Author]
  • “What to Watch For At National Labor Relations Board In 2015,” The National Law Review (December 2014) [Co-Author]
  • “NLRB Issues Final “Quickie” Election Rule – National Labor Relations Board,” The National Law Review (December 2014) [Co-Author]
  • “Labor Board Adopts Presumption That Employees Can Use Employer’s Email System to Engage In Protected Activity,” The National Law Review (December 2014) [Co-Author]
  • “NLRB Announces New Standard For Exercising Jurisdiction Over Religiously Affiliated Colleges And Universities,” The National Law Review (December 2014) [Co-Author]
  • “Franchisor-Franchisee Relationship Focus of NLRB General Counsel,” The National Law Review (December 2014) [Co-Author]
  • “Recess Appointments at NLRB Unconstitutional, Federal Appeals Court Rules,” martindale.com (January 2013) [Co-Author]
  • “Union Neutrality Agreements to be Scrutinized If Certiorari Granted in Florida Case,” martindale.com (January 2013) [Co-Author]
  • “Top Ten Steps For Employers To Stay Out Of NLRB Litigation,” The Association of Corporate Counsel (2012) [Author]
  • “Labour, Employment And Benefits Issues In Corporate Acquisitions,” Financier Worldwide (2012) [Co-Author]
  • “U.S. Employment and Labour Law,” Global Legal Insights (2012) [Author]
  • “Mere Request That Employee Not Discuss Employer’s Ongoing Investigation Violates Labor Law, NLRB Holds,” martindale.com (August 2012) [Co-Author]
  • “Third Guidance on Social Media Policy Issues from NLRB Acting General Counsel Includes Sample Policy,” martindale.com (May 2012) [Co-Author]
  • “New NLRB Election Rule under Fire in Congress and Courts,” martindale.com (April 2012) [Co-Author]
  • “Implementation of NLRB Workers’ Rights Posting Rule Delayed by Federal Appeals Court,” martindale.com (April 2012) [Co-Author]
  • “NLRB Appointments Spur More Controversy as New Year Begins,” martindale.com (January 2012) [Co-Author]
  • “Quickie Election Resolution Adopted, Be Prepared,” martindale.com (December 2011) [Co-Author]
  • “Constitutional Viability of the Employee Free Choice Act's Interest Arbitration Provision," Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal (2009) [Co-Author]
  • Employer's Guide to Union Organizing Campaigns, (Aspen Publishers, 2007) [Co-Author]
  • “Reflections Post-Labor Day 2005: Looking Back and Moving Forward,” Jackson Lewis’ Preventive Strategies Special Report Third Quarter 2005 [Co-Author]
  • “DOL Final Regulations On “White Collar” Exemptions: What Employers Need To Know,” Inside HR/NY (June 2004) [Co-Author]
  • “Managing a Non-profit Effectively Under The Equal Employment Opportunity Laws,” Second Edition, Non-Profit Governance: The Executive’s Guide (2002) [Co-Author]
  • “Managing Expatriate Employees: Employment Law Issues and Answers,” Journal of Employment Discrimination Law (Winter 2000) [Co-Author]
  • “Taking On A Unionized Company: You Can Do It,” ProEmp Journal (May, 1998) [Co-Author]
  • “Don’t Get Nailed,” ProEmp Journal (January, 1997) [Co-Author]
  • “Playing By Fair Rules,” HR Magazine (April, 1991) [Co-Author]
  • “Is Your Early Retirement Package Courting Disaster?,” Personnel Journal (August, 1988) [Co-Author]
  • “Substance Abuse - A Crisis In The Workplace,” Trial Magazine (July, 1987) [Co-Author]
  • “Legal Implications Of Substance Abuse Testing In The Workplace,” Notre Dame Law Review, Volume 62, No. 5 (1987) [Co-Author]
  • “Labor Relations Considerations For The New High Technology Company,” Santa Clara Computer and High Technology Law Journal (1986) [Co-Author]
  • "Responding to Union Organizing Campaigns," Matthew Bender's Business Law Monograph series, 1984 [Co-Author]

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September 3, 2019
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Philip Rosen, Jonathan Spitz and James Verdi Author "Mexico’s Overhaul of Federal Labor Laws: Updates, Timelines for Employers"

September 3, 2019

Philip Rosen, Jonathan Spitz and James Verdi author "Mexico’s Overhaul of Federal Labor Laws: Updates, Timelines for Employers," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

August 15, 2019
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The Best Lawyers in America 2020 Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys

August 15, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 210 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been recognized in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive... Read More

June 7, 2019
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Alan Bayless Feldman Comments on Joining Jackson Lewis' Labor Relations Practice

June 7, 2019

Alan Bayless Feldman comments on joining Jackson Lewis and his plans to expand his practice in construction, retail and other industries in "Jackson Lewis Adds Labor Pro From Steptoe In Phoenix," published by Law360.  Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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October 4, 2019

Top Five Labor Law Developments for September 2019

October 4, 2019

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has adopted a new standard for determining whether contractual language acts as a waiver of a union’s right to bargain over a specific issue. MV Transportation, Inc., 368 NLRB No. 66 (Sept. 10, 2019). The employer notified the union that it planned to revise certain policies and work rules.... Read More

September 20, 2019

NLRB Proposes Rule to Exclude Student Workers at Private Colleges, Universities from NLRA Coverage

September 20, 2019

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to establish that “students who perform any services for compensation, including, but not limited to, teaching or research, at a private college or university in connection with their studies are not ‘employees’ within the meaning of Section 2(3) of the... Read More

September 17, 2019

Access to Private Property: Labor Board Rules Girl Scout Cookies and Union Protesters are Different

September 17, 2019

A nonemployee’s solicitation for charitable or civic causes on an employer’s property is not the equivalent of a nonemployee union representative’s engaging in a protest soliciting customers to boycott an employer or in union organizing on the property, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has held. Kroger Limited Partnership, 368... Read More

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Labor Board: Unions Waived Right to Bargain Over Changes to Retiree Medical Benefits
October 15, 2019

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has held that an employer did not violate the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) when it unilaterally changed retirees’ medical benefits without first negotiating with the unions that represented its employees. E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Co., 368 NLRB No. 48 (Sept. 4, 2019). Read More

NLRB: Wildcat Strike Loses NLRA Protection Following Employee Knowledge of Union Disavowal, Disapproval
October 15, 2019

A wildcat strike was not protected by the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) once the striking employees became aware that their union disapproved of and disavowed the strike, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has ruled. CC1 Limited Partnership d/b/a Coca Cola Puerto Rico Bottlers, 368 NLRB No. 84 (Sept. 30, 2019). Read More

Supreme Court’s Epic Systems Decision on Arbitration Interpreted Broadly by Labor Board
August 20, 2019

An employer may lawfully issue to its employees a new or revised mandatory arbitration agreement containing a class- and collective-action waiver specifying that employment disputes are to be resolved by individualized arbitration, even if it was in response to employees opting into a collective action (such as a wage lawsuit), the Nation Read More