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Chris Foster advises leading companies and wealthy families in labor and employment matters. Chris has extensive experience handling union organizing and decertification campaigns, unfair labor practice investigations, trials and appeals. He provides strategic planning on the addition and divesting of unionized operations and rapid response tactics to economic warfare (e.g., strikes, pickets and pressure campaigns).Read Chris Foster's full bio.
NLRB Attacks Non-Disparagement and Confidentiality Clauses in Employee Releases, Severance Agreements
By Christopher Foster, Marjorie C. Soto Garcia and P. Kevin Connelly on Mar 14, 2023
Posted In Employment, Labor
Employers, especially in the context of workforce reductions, may provide departing employees with severance agreements in exchange for a release. Those agreements often include non-disparagement clauses and confidentiality clauses regarding the terms and the amount of the agreement. On February 21, 2023, in McLaren Macomb, the National Labor Relations Board held that such clauses infringe on employees’...
VIDEO: The COVID Vaccine – Understanding What’s Next
By Chris Braham, Christopher Foster and Michelle S. Strowhiro on May 12, 2021
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Health and Welfare Plans, Labor
Employers have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and how to update their employment policies. In this video, McDermott partners, Chris Braham, Chris Foster and Michelle Strowhiro answer questions about vaccine requirements in the workforce, additional considerations and more. Access the video.
Labor Relations Could See Changes under Biden
By Christopher Foster on Nov 10, 2020
Posted In Employee Benefits, Labor
As the US election cycle begins to wind down, labor stakeholders say one thing is clear: Labor relations across the nation could see big changes under Democratic president-elect Joe Biden. In a recent article by the Daily Journal, McDermott partners Ron Holland and Chris Foster discuss the impacts a Biden presidency could have on the...
Employers Grapple with Workers’ Off-Duty Behavior
By Christopher Foster and McDermott Will & Emery on Oct 8, 2020
Posted In Employment, Health and Welfare Plans, Labor
Employees gathering with friends, expressing their political views and posting about these things on social media have created for employers an increasingly urgent question: When the people engaging in unsafe or politically charged behavior are your employees, and the conduct happens off the clock, is it appropriate or even possible to discipline them? Access the...