Bradley W. Kampas: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Bradley W. Kampas

Office Managing Shareholder of the San Francisco
San Francisco,  CA  U.S.A.
Phone(415) 394-9400

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Labor and Preventive Practices
  • Health Care
  • Gaming and Hospitality
University Eastern Illinois University, B.A., with Honors, 1979; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.A., Labor/Industrial Relations, 1983
Law SchoolUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, J.D., cum laude, 1983
Admitted1983, California; 1986, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; 2009, U.S. Supreme Court; 1987, California - E.D. Cal.; 1983, California - N.D. Cal.; 1997, California - C.D. Cal.

Bradley W. Kampas is a Shareholder in the San Francisco, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has practiced labor and employment law exclusively for management for over 25 years.

He has represented numerous employers with respect to labor and employment law matters, and has significant experience in the areas of union relations, contract negotiations, grievance arbitration, union avoidance, and day-to-day strategic advice. He has been a seminar speaker and trainer on maintaining union-free status; collective bargaining; contract administration; substance abuse in the workplace, including drug and alcohol testing; sexual harassment; ADA; FMLA; and workers' compensation discrimination. Mr. Kampas was a primary faculty for the highly successful two-day Executive Enterprise training program entitled “Corrective Bargaining: A Pro-Active and Aggressive Approach to Collective Bargaining.”

Mr. Kampas is a member of the legal subcommittee and serves as volunteer labor counsel to the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF). Through this relationship, Mr. Kampas represented CAHF, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and other employer associations in the recently successful federal labor law preemption challenge to a California Statute (AB 1889), which effectively prohibited employers who receive state funds from engaging in union avoidance activities, Chamber of Commerce of U.S. v. Brown, 128 S. Ct. 2408 (2008).

Honors and Recognitions

•Labor Relations Institute, Inc., Top One Hundred Labor Attorneys in the U.S.

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•California Association of Health Facilities, Volunteer Labor Counsel and Member of Legal Subcommittee


June 4, 2013

Waiver of Vacation Pay on Termination in Collective Agreements Must be Clear and Unmistakable, California Court Rules

June 4, 2013

California law prohibits “use it or lose it” vacation policies. Under the California Labor Code (Section 227.3), employers must pay terminated employees all accrued vacation, “unless otherwise provided by a collective bargaining agreement.” Examining the meaning of the collective-bargaining-agreement exception for...

January 11, 2013

Peaceful Union Picketing Permitted on Private Property, California High Court Rules, Upholds Labor Anti-Injunction Statutes

January 11, 2013

In a highly watched case, the California Supreme Court has ruled that unions may continue to engage in “peaceful” picketing and other otherwise lawful union activities on an employer’s private property during a labor dispute and that two California anti-injunction statutes regarding labor activities do not run afoul of...

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Bradley W. Kampas

50 California Street, 9th Floor
San FranciscoCA 94111


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