Michael J. Stief, III is a Shareholder in the Pittsburgh office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Stief received his undergraduate degree in 1987 from St. Francis College, Loretto, Pennsylvania, and received his J.D. degree in 1990 from Ohio Northern University, where he was an editor of the Law Review. Since 1990, he has been representing management in labor and employment law matters.
Mr. Stief's practice is primarily focused on representing employers faced with all types of third-party interference. This representation consists of management education, conducting extensive vulnerability audits and assisting clients in the development and implementation of preventive workplace practices, procedures and programs.
In advising clients, Mr. Stief strives to help them meet their goal of avoiding the filing of representation petitions by labor organizations and, should a petition be filed, assists clients in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board through the time of a Labor Board election, and any post-election proceedings, if necessary.
Mr. Stief also represents employers in arbitration proceedings and in the negotiation and administration of collective bargaining agreements.
Mr. Stief recently has authored several articles in the area of union avoidance including Labor Unions Throw Out The Old Rulebook, The National Law Journal, October 31, 2005 and Evolving Labor Unions, Smart Business Pittsburgh, April 2006.