Practice Areas & Industries: Goldberg Segalla LLP


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Our labor and employment attorneys understand and recognize the unique issues that arise when representing employers before the National Labor Relations Board. Our experience includes:

  • Filing and defending against unfair labor practice charges (Successfully represented the employer, Quebecor World Buffalo, Inc. in unfair labor practice proceedings involving Local 17B of the Graphic Communications Conference of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Case 3–CB–8648:)
  • Conducting labor negotiations, including representation during State and Federal mediation.
  • Litigating issues relating to collective bargaining agreements
  • Handling grievance arbitrations and disciplinary procedures. (Successfully represented the Erie County Water Authority in sustaining the discharge of an employee under section 75 of the Civil Service Law, despite a hearing officer’s recommendation that the employee receive a reprimand. Matter of Kocur v. Erie County Water Authority, 9 A.D. 3d 910 (4th Dept. 2004))(GS-BUFFALO-#683611-Kocur v ECWA)( Representing the City of Buffalo in a proceeding under the Civil Service Law to remove its Human Resources Commissioner) (Tempestuous Thomas hearing concludes - City Hall - The Buffalo News)
  • Litigation related to arbitrability, the enforcement of an Award, and seeking vacature of an Arbitration Award.(In the matter of Chautauqua County v. Civil Service Employees Association, 8 N.Y. 3d, 513 (2007), represented Chautauqua County in obtaining a reversal of a Fourth Department Order refusing a stay of arbitration as the Court of Appeals ruled that section 80 of the Civil Service Law could not be waived in a collective bargaining agreement.) (Obtained the vacature of an arbitration award involving an appointment under section 61 of the Civil Service Law in Buffalo Police Benevolent Association, Inc. v. City of Buffalo, 4 N.Y.3d 660 (2005).
  • Conducting workplace investigations and audits