Workers in construction labor unions enjoy many benefits of union membership. The laws that govern New York construction labor unions are complex, and when a problem arises, it is vital to have an experienced New York labor union lawyer on your side to ensure that your rights are respected and the rules that protect you are upheld.

If you’re facing a potential employment or labor issue, you need to choose a skilled attorney with whom you can work to sort out the facts and pursue the best possible outcome. Here are some tips for finding the right law firm for you:

Choose an attorney with experience. Labor and employment laws are complex, especially in a union context. An attorney with experience representing construction workers can help with matters including collective bargaining negotiations, contract enforcement, workers’ compensation, discrimination or wrongful termination issues, OSHA compliance, and preparing to picket or strike.

Ask questions and voice your concerns. When you meet with a prospective attorney, come prepared with two or three questions. Listen carefully to the attorney’s response and trust your instincts. Choosing a lawyer you trust is key to ensuring that matters proceed smoothly and that you can focus your energies on getting the results you need.

Make sure you understand the attorney’s fees and billing. Don’t hesitate to discuss fees and costs up front. When you know what the potential costs might be, you can ensure they fit the union’s budget and that financial matters can be addressed promptly, preventing unnecessary delays in the handling of your case.

Need legal assistance? Don’t hesitate to contact Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro, Moses & Halperin, LLP to learn more about your rights and options.