Unfair Labor Practice Charges

Our attorneys aggressively defend companies against unfair labor practice charges and file charges against unions on behalf of companies

Has your company been accused of unfair labor practices? Are you being investigated by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) or Hawaii Labor Relations Board (HLRB)? At Torkildson, Katz, Moore, Hetherington & Harris, Attorneys at Law, we have decades of experience successfully resolving some of the most complicated labor and employment law cases. We represent employers before the NLRB, HLRB, and in state and federal courts at all stages of litigation. In each case, we work closely with the employer and develop a comprehensive plan that carefully targets specific allegations or develop allegations against the union. We strive to develop a cost-effective defense strategy that suits each client's unique needs.

What Are Common Unfair Labor Practice Charges?

The National Labor Relations Act of 1935 (also known as the Wagner Act) granted workers the right to organize trade unions, engage in collective bargaining and strike or file a grievance, among other issues. In 1947, the Taft-Hartley Act (also known as the Labor Management Relations Act) was passed and modified certain laws primarily involving contract negotiations.

In Hawaii, the NLRB, HLRB and state and federal Departments of Labor primarily enforce these laws and investigate alleged violations, which often include:

  • Allegations of employers interfering with workers' rights to organize a union
  • Allegations of employers refusing to engage in collective bargaining
  • Unions or employers refusing to bargain in good faith
  • Discriminating against employees for participating in union activities
  • Retaliating against employees for filing a grievance with the NLRB or HLRB