Steven W. Suflas is Managing Partner of the New Jersey office of Ballard Spahr LLP and a partner in the Litigation Department. He is also a member of the Labor and Employment and Appellate Groups. He concentrates his practice in the representation of management in all phases of labor and employment matters, including collective bargaining and traditional labor law issues, employment litigation, trials and appeals, appearances before courts and administrative agencies, ERISA, and wage and hour law. Mr. Suflas works closely with clients, both large and small, national, regional and local, in responding to the daily challenges of the workplace, such as designing and implementing corporate human resources and labor strategies and initiatives, drafting and enforcing company policies, and applying employee discipline.
His experience includes:
Serving as chief spokesman for management in numerous union negotiations in the collective bargaining process
Serving as lead trial counsel in federal and state court litigation involving the full range of employment issues, including age, gender, and race discrimination; sexual and workplace harassment; whistleblower claims; wrongful discharge; restrictive covenants; labor injunctions; and ERISA Representing employers before the National Labor Relations Board in representation and unfair labor practice proceedings, hearings and appeals
Serving as counsel in labor arbitrations involving a multitude of disciplinary and contract interpretation issues
Representing clients concerning the Fair Labor Standards Act and state minimum wage laws, including administrative investigations, federal court litigation, and pre-audit compliance
Developing strategy in HR planning, including reductions-in-force and national labor policy
Mr. Suflas is a member of Ballard Spahr's Elected Board.