Our attorneys have worked with automobile, truck and RV dealerships, multiple dealership companies, metropolitan area and state dealership associations and automotive parts manufacturers across the nation to solve a wide variety of labor and employment law matters, including union representation cases in both fixed operations and sales forces, wage and hour investigations, and employment discrimination claims based on race, age, disability, religion, etc.
Our lawyers are proactive in advising dealership clients on compliance with the unique federal wage and hour laws applicable to retail automobile dealerships. The firm's knowledge of the unique aspects of dealership operations enables it to quickly identify issues regardless the type of labor and employment matter, and to work with dealers to find solutions efficiently. FordHarrison has special expertise in the area of mergers and acquisitions, and regularly advises dealers and their corporate counsel respecting effective strategies to deal with labor and employment issues that arise during dealership acquisitions.
With the new "activist" role of the National Labor Relations Board, automotive industry companies should be vigilant for union activity. Our experienced automotive industry attorneys are ready to assist your company in developing a "rapid response team" to prepare you for responding to union activity.
In addition, FordHarrison lawyers have presented workshops in the area of human resources management and development at several NADA conventions and many of our attorneys are members of the National Association of Dealer Counsel.