BOSTON — April 17, 2015 — Justin F. Keith, a labor and employment attorney in Greenberg Traurig, LLP’s Boston office, was a featured presenter at the 2015 National Association of Surface Finishing (NASF) Washington Forum, April 14-16, 2015 in Washington, DC. The conference focused on providing insights into the regulatory, legislative, and legal challenges ahead for the finishing industry and manufacturing.
On Wednesday, April 15, 2015, from 11:30 a.m. -12 p.m., Keith gave a presentation entitled “NLRB, EEOC & the Department of Labor: Challenges for Employers in 2015.” He discussed new legal developments at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Department of Labor, and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), with an emphasis on the NLRB’s recently-enacted “quickie” election rules.
Keith represents employers in all areas of labor and employment law, including litigation of discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, reductions in force, and numerous other personnel and workplace issues. He is experienced with wage and hour class actions brought under the Massachusetts Wage Act and nationwide collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Keith regularly provides counsel to senior management and human resource personnel on employment law compliance matters, such as reductions in force, leaves of absence, exempt status classification under the FLSA and state law, employee discipline, and restrictive covenant agreements. His practice also encompasses all areas of traditional labor law, including union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations, unfair labor practice charges, and representation case proceedings before the NLRB, union avoidance strategy and training, strike response and contingency planning, grievance arbitration proceedings, and appellate litigation before the NLRB and the Courts of Appeals.