Fortune 500 and smaller employers alike rely on Tim McConville’s years of experience representing management in labor and employment law matters. He brings a unique perspective to his management-side practice based on his prior leadership at the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation, where he represented individuals subjected to compulsory unionism abuses.
His practice involves all aspects of labor relations, including collective bargaining, grievance and arbitration cases, and unfair labor practice and other cases before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and in the courts. He has significant experience on the management side in representation cases before the NLRB, helping to devise and implement strategies for union-free workplaces.
Tim leads the firm’s Labor and Employment practice group, and he is an accomplished litigator, defending employers in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and other locations around the United States. He represents clients before the EEOC, the DOL and other agencies. He defends against claims brought under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Service Contract Act (SCA), wage-and-hour laws, the Employee Income Retirement and Security Act (ERISA), the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), and state and local human rights codes. His litigation practice includes cases arising from non-competition agreements and the misappropriation of trade secrets.
Tim counsels employers on all aspects of employment law including executive employment agreements; policies, procedures, and practices; hiring, retention, promotion, compensation, discipline, and termination practices; solving the most difficult issues under the FMLA and ADA; and, for government contractors, legal requirements enforced by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). In investigation matters, Tim assists clients confronted by sexual and racial harassment allegations, discrimination claims, wage-hour issues, union problems, employee theft, duty of loyalty and ethical breaches, and destruction of property. Tim also provides training seminars on a variety of labor and employment topics.
Tim is the Chairman and President of the National Institute for Labor Relations Research, Inc. He is also the editor of and primary contributor to Labor and Employment Law Cocktail, a reporting on labor and employment law with a focus on national news and developments in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Also, follow him on Twitter: @worklawguy.
Tim has received an AV rating, the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™, for his legal ability and general ethical standards. He has also been named among Virginia Business magazine’s “Legal Elite” for labor and employment law for the past six years and, for the past eight years, has been consistently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® listing in the areas of Employment, Labor Law‐Management, and Litigation‐Labor Law.