Schwarzwald McNair & Fusco LLP is a full service union side labor law and benefit plan firm representing local and international unions, union officers, employees, ERISA governed health and welfare and pension plans, VEBAs, and the trustees of such plans. Melvin S. Schwarzwald is General Counsel Emeritus of the Office and Professional Employees International Union. The firm serves as counsel to many international unions and represents many Ohio based local unions. The firm represents a wide-array of labor organizations with members - blue collar, white collar, skilled and unskilled - in numerous industries in both the public and private sectors.
The firm also represents individuals in a variety of employment matters, including wage and hour disputes, discrimination claims and issues involving individual contracts.
In addition to its labor, ERISA and employment law practice, the firm advises clients on campaign finance compliance issues and other election law matters. The firm also represents nonprofit organizations and has provided legal support to non-partisan voter protection organizations.
Lawyers in the firm appear before federal and state courts, as well as federal and state administrative agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, the National Mediation Board and Ohio’s State Employment Relations Board. The Firm provides representation in matters involving numerous worker rights laws, including the National Labor Relations Act, the Labor Management Relations Act, the Labor Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, the Railway Labor Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act. Members of the firm have negotiated and assisted in the administration of collective bargaining agreements covering employees in a wide variety of manufactory, retail, health care, service, education and arts organizations. Lawyers in the firm also negotiate individual employment agreements.
In addition to its union side practice, the firm represents several nonprofit organizations and has provided legal support to non-partisan voter protection organizations.
Schwarzwald McNair & Fusco LLP has been recognized for its regional and national achievements in U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” The firm’s attorneys have also been recognized in Best Lawyers in America, SuperLawyers and Who’s Who in American Law.