Richard F. Vitarelli is a Principal within the Hartford, Connecticut, workplace of Jackson Lewis P.C. A part of the agency’s nationwide labor follow, he has over twenty years of expertise representing employers nationally in strategic labor relations, collective bargaining, and union organizing, together with within the context of mergers and acquisitions, company restructuring and contract administration. He serves as basic labor and employment counsel for employers and multi-employer associations in varied industries, together with development, manufacturing, well being care and senior dwelling, airline, industrial laundry, transportation and distribution, state and native authorities.
Mr. Vitarelli’s follow contains dealing with refined collective bargaining issues, together with nationwide, multi-employer and business agreements. His follow additionally contains illustration of employers in multi-employer advantages issues, together with multi-employer pension withdrawal legal responsibility and Taft-Hartley Fund assortment issues. His labor relations follow contains illustration of employers lined by the Nationwide Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act.
He usually represents and advises purchasers in preventive labor relations and counter-organizing. For a number of years, he served as a managing creator of the “Employer’s Information to Union Organizing Campaigns” (Wolters-Kluwer/Aspen Publishers).
Earlier than becoming a member of Jackson Lewis, Mr. Vitarelli served as follow group chief for a serious regional agency, overseeing the labor, employment, advantages and immigration follow. He additionally served as exterior basic counsel to the Waterbury Connecticut Monetary Planning and Help Board, a state takeover board created to restructure funds, labor agreements and post-employment advantages. He was a Commissioner of the Connecticut State Ethics Fee from 1997 to 2004 and served as Vice-Chair and Chair-Elect from 2002 to 2004.
Whereas attending legislation college, Mr. Vitarelli was a member of the Suffolk Transnational Legislation Overview.