May 25, 2022

Volume XII, Number 145


Brian R. Garrison

Brian helps companies solve challenges involving employees and labor unions. He advises on labor law issues, counsels on day-to-day human resource matters and defends against employment claims. Businesses nationwide rely on Brian for guidance on difficult employee and labor relations issues — including clients in the automotive, gaming, logistics, manufacturing, medical device and utility industries.

Labor-Management Relations

Brian represents management in collective bargaining, arbitrations, work stoppages, union organizing campaigns, and unfair labor practice and representation proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Brian also provides strategic advice and counseling on the labor law issues that can arise in mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations, and in facility consolidations, relocations and closings involving union and non-union facilities.


Human Resource Counseling and Training

Clients rely on Brian to guide them through challenging day-to-day human resource matters, including:

  • Disciplinary and termination issues
  • Workplace investigations
  • Workforce reductions
  • Employment agreements
  • Restrictive covenant issues
  • Employment policy administration
  • Wage-hour issues
  • Compliance with federal, state and local employment laws

Brian trains managers and supervisors on their responsibilities under employment laws and proactive steps they can take to help manage risk and inoculate their organizations from liability.


Employment Litigation and Defense

Brian also defends employers faced with discrimination, retaliation, harassment and other employment claims in federal and state courts and agencies across the country. He has handled appeals in multiple federal Circuit Courts of Appeal and argued before the Indiana Supreme Court.


Past Experience

Before his legal career, Brian was a member of Teach for America and taught social studies in the Chicago Public Schools.


Articles in the National Law Review database by Brian R. Garrison