Frederick D. Braid represents management in the practice of labor and employment law, and leads Holland & Knight's New York practice group. Mr. Braid represents employers in the private sector in all aspects of labor relations and employment law, including counseling and litigation with respect to union organizing activity; collective bargaining and contract administration, including project labor agreements; grievance and interest arbitration; acquisitions, closures, relocations, restructuring and bankruptcy; occupational safety and health; employment discrimination and affirmative action compliance; whistleblowing; employment-related torts, including defamation, negligent hiring and retention; Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)/Multi-Employer Pension Plan Amendments Act (MEPPA) withdrawal liability, employment at will, employment agreements, restrictive covenants, trade secret confidentiality; wage and hour compliance; personnel practices; and employment policies.
Mr. Braid represents employers in virtually every industry ranging in size from small, closely held businesses to multinational corporations and multiemployer associations, both nonunion employers and employers who have established collective bargaining relationships. Such representations include employers subject to the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and the Railway Labor Act.
Mr. Braid has published scholarly articles in journals for labor lawyers and is the original author on collective bargaining in the treatise, National Labor Relations Act: Law and Practice. He is also a contributing author to the American Bar Association's treatise, Occupational Safety and Health Law. Mr. Braid speaks on occasion to business groups, federal judges and at professional conferences.
Mr. Braid's experience in traditional labor relations matters includes representation of employers:
Mr. Braid's experience representing employers subject to both the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and the Mine Safety and Health Act (MSHA) since the inception of OSHA includes:
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