Time and again, Mr. La Rocca has been a trusted advisor to businesses facing labor and employment issues. He regularly counsels companies on legal issues involving labor unions, including in the context of collective bargaining, picketing, and union organizing. Employers also call on Mr. La Rocca to aggressively represent them in litigation and he routinely gets claims of workplace misconduct resolved or thrown out before trial.
Mr. La Rocca has worked for clients of all sizes, ranging from Fortune 50 companies to mom-and-pop shops, across a number of industries, including construction, education, entertainment, financial services, healthcare, hospitality, insurance, legal, newspaper, real estate, sports, telecommunications, and transportation.
Mr. La Rocca is a frequent speaker and writer on key developments in the labor and employment field.
Mr. La Rocca helps employers create corporate cultures that foster business objectives, boost employee morale, and, of course, comply with the law. He does so by working with management to craft workplace policies that drive the bottom line, treat workers with dignity and respect, and minimize legal exposure. He also trains workforces on implementing these policies.
Traditional Labor Law
Businesses count on Mr. La Rocca to defend them from an assortment of allegations, such as discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage/hour violations. He litigates cases before federal and state courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the United States Department of Labor, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the New York State Department of Labor, the New York State Division of Human Rights Commission, and arbitrators.
Mr. La Rocca handles a wide range of labor matters for companies. For example, he helps employers negotiate collective bargaining agreements, provides strategic legal advice during union organizing drives, and litigates grievances and unfair labor practice charges filed by unions before the National Labor Relations Board, the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission, and arbitrators.
Mr. La Rocca’s experience with collective bargaining and labor arbitrations has been a valuable asset to The Gibbons Sports Law practice. For example, he has worked as part of the team representing a Major League Baseball player in an arbitration stemming from a contract dispute.