Best Practices for Effectively Resolving Labor and Employment Disputes as General Counsel

Learn the best practices to resolve and manage labor and employment disputes.
People & Culture / Legal

GC Labor Disputes Execsense

Format 60 Minute Lesson
Chapters 6
Skill Level New to Topic
Audience General Counsel
Includes Access for 1 year. Stream on all devices.

Course Description

In this lesson, ExecSense and expert, Michael Westheimer (Counselor and Litigator – Buchalter Nemer), will discuss the importance of understanding employment law and avoiding potentially costly labor disputes.

In this 60-minute session, you will learn:

  • New labor and employment laws that could specifically impact your business
  • The most effective communication methods you can use to diminish the risk of a labor dispute
  • How to avoid litigation when problems do surface (and handle it if they do)
  • Tips and strategies to minimize negative exposure should a labor issue come up
  • Case studies featuring other General Counsel who have handled disputes effectively and saved their company money

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Michael Westheimer
Shareholder and Partner, Ogletree Deakins
Risk Management Counsel and Litigation

ExecSense_Michael Westheimer

As an experienced counselor and litigator, Michael Westheimer helps businesses increase efficiency and manage risk in employment, employee benefits and related business matters.

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Effective workforce management presents a variety of challenges as companies strive to build productive workplaces, protect their proprietary information and trade secrets, and comply with myriad federal, state and local labor laws. Mr. Westheimer works with companies ranging from start-ups to multinationals in achieving these goals by implementing compliant, workable policies and best practices, and by taking effective action to remediate any violations. As a seasoned trial lawyer and strategist, Mr. Westheimer also is highly adept at providing vigorous, cost-effective representation in response to legal challenges.

Mr. Westheimer is a Shareholder in the Firm’s San Francisco office. He represents clients in class action and single-plaintiff litigation in state and federal courts, arbitrations, mediations, administrative hearings and government agency proceedings. He also performs internal audits, investigations and employee and manager training, and provides advice and counseling on a wide range of workplace issues.

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