Michael Parente

Associate

Columbus
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Overview

Michael Parente focuses his labor and employment practice on representing employers in employment litigation, employment counseling, whistleblower defense, and other traditional labor matters. Michael regularly provides advice and representation to clients in litigation, administrative proceedings and collective bargaining. His background in manufacturing and hospitality provides him with unique insight into a wide spectrum of issues his clients face in managing their workforces.

Select Experience

  • Counsels employers on labor relations topics, including collective bargaining, contract and grievance administration, strike preparation, and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
  • Represented a tier one automotive supplier in an unfair labor practice trial before the NLRB.
  • Assisted major rail carriers in the successful defense of numerous employee whistleblower complaints filed under the Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA).
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Experience

  • Counsels employers on labor relations topics, including collective bargaining, contract and grievance administration, strike preparation, and proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
  • Represented a tier one automotive supplier in an unfair labor practice trial before the NLRB.
  • Assisted major rail carriers in the successful defense of numerous employee whistleblower complaints filed under the Federal Railroad Safety Act (FRSA).
  • Represented management in organizational campaigns and petitions for a wide variety of employers including hotels, manufacturing, and distribution companies.
  • Assisted in the dismissal of a union organizing petition on behalf of a hotel through challenges to the union’s proposed bargaining unit.
  • Achieved summary judgment on behalf of a life insurance company in an arbitration alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
  • Assisted in the defense of a nationwide distribution company against unfair labor practice charges before the NLRB, including defending against related preliminary injunction proceedings filed in federal court.
  • Assists clients in devising and implementing effective labor relations strategies and trains management employees in effectively defending against union organizing efforts.
  • Regularly provides guidance to public and private employers concerning day-to-day labor contract administration.
  • Successfully assisted in the defense of numerous labor arbitrations for both public and private employers.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association

News

News

Community

  • Legal Aid Society

Admissions

  • Ohio, 2010

Education

  • J.D., University of Toledo College of Law, 2010
  • B.S., University of Toledo, 2007

Blog

In The Blogs

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Employment Law Spotlight
NLRB Adopts Standard Making it Easier for Employers to Make Unilateral Changes to Working Conditions
By Michael Parente
September 23, 2019
Labor Board Ditches the “Clear and Unmistakable Waiver” Standard in Favor of the Employer-Friendly “Contract Coverage” Test 2019 has been the “Summer of Love” for employers at the Trump-administration National Labor Relations Board...
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