When employers need strategic advice to prevent labor relations and employment challenges from developing into larger business obstacles, they turn to Corey Argust. If disputes arise, Corey zealously represents management interests in National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) proceedings, collective bargaining negotiations, labor arbitrations, and related litigation.
Clients of all sizes in a variety of industries, including health care, manufacturing, transportation and distribution, government contracting, real estate, leisure and hospitality, and retail, view Corey as an effective problem solver and collaborative strategist. He quickly assesses immediate legal risks within the broader context of an employer’s labor and employment needs. He calmly navigates management through complex legal issues, and ensures labor and employment strategies effectively align with clients’ overall business goals.
For businesses with non-unionized workforces, Corey develops proactive approaches to remaining union-free through the implementation of preventive labor relations strategies, assessment of the risk of organizing at work locations, and representation of management in proceedings before the NLRB.
For businesses with unionized workforces, Corey helps maintain flexibility and expand management rights during collective bargaining negotiations. Employers rely on Corey to represent them in unfair labor practice proceedings, grievance and arbitration hearings, investigations by fair employment practice agencies, and related litigation in state and federal courts.
A trusted advisor, Corey counsels employers on compliance with the requirements of the NLRA, the FMLA, the ADA, the ADEA, the FLSA, the WARN Act, the OSH Act, Title VII, and federal, state, and local prevailing wage laws. He also represents companies in transactional due diligence regarding labor relations matters and drafts, reviews, and revises employee handbooks and employment, severance, non-disclosure, and non-compete agreements. Given the increasing pace of changes to labor and employment requirements, Corey works with clients to identify potential problems and determine efficient responses to maintain compliant workplace practices.
Before joining Epstein Becker Green, Corey represented management in public-sector labor and employment disputes as an assistant attorney general at the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia. He worked closely with government contractors on labor and employment matters at a boutique law firm in the District of Columbia. He accumulated broad experience on labor relations matters in the Washington, DC, office of a national law firm.