Joel represents a variety of regional and national employers in union avoidance, collective bargaining, labor arbitration, and employment-related litigation. He is also labor counsel for a number of municipalities, representing them in their dealings with both union and non-union employees. He represents employers in the financial, construction, health care, food and other services, waste management and public utility industries and routinely provides legal guidance and counseling to employers with both union and non-union employees.
Joel frequently represents employers in grievance and interest arbitrations, unfair labor practice proceedings, administrative claims before the EEOC and state and local agencies, and in state and federal courts. He also regularly advises clients regarding all aspects of labor and employment law. Joel has handled matters with a diverse list of major and independent unions over the course of his career, including the IBEW, UFCW, UNITE HERE, CWA, SEIU, CNA, GMP, IEOU, Steelworkers, Teamsters, Laborers, Carpenters, Pipe-Fitters, Plumbers, AFSCME, IAFF and FOP.
Joel is often quoted in the media and has published on labor and employment issues and has authored numerous publications and lectured extensively on all facets of private and public sector labor and employment law on behalf of numerous organizations.