Balanced Experience to Satisfy All Parties In Employment Mediation
Once the decision for employment mediation is made by the parties to a dispute, the next big step is choosing a mediator. Plaintiffs and employers alike can meet Jeff at the table with full confidence in his balanced legal experience, deep knowledge of employment law and strong people skills.
As an employment lawyer for 30-plus years, Jeff has served as legal counsel in independent law firms as well as in-house corporate settings. Having represented management, in-house clients and individual employees and executives, Jeff has gained broad perspective on situations that can become problematic — and practical experience in resolving issues before they run the course of costly litigation.
Jeff provides a head start in understanding the interests of both sides, facilitating communication, and helping develop a mutually agreeable solution. The shared goal: efficient resolution before matters escalate.
Communications Skills Engender Confidence on All Sides
Jeff’s track record of effectively interacting with both individual employees and C-suite executives is especially helpful in an employment mediation. He can help disparate parties clarify their interests, while ensuring all are heard, respected and acknowledged.
Familiarity with Issues Builds Trust and Boosts Efficiency
Those involved can take comfort in knowing Jeff has dealt with the full range of workplace issues: discrimination, harassment, termination, severance, employment agreements, retaliation, drug and alcohol issues, ethics and safety violations, union activities, and more. This hands-on experience with specific workplace-related issues gives Jeff an edge in helping clients — both plaintiffs and employers — resolve matters successfully, fairly and efficiently.
Employment Mediation Requires Specialized Training and Industry Knowledge to Enhance Effectiveness
In addition to his education in business and his legal training, Jeff is credentialed in mediation, having completed the employment mediation training at Cornell University’s Institute of Labor Relations (Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution).
Backing his formal education is Jeff’s deep experience including matters related to Section 211 of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974, which prohibits discrimination against employees, contractors and subcontractors governed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for engaging in certain protected activities. Jeff is familiar with the proper handling of safety claims, whistleblower claims, and other matters arising in the nuclear energy field.
Highest Peer Recognition Signifies Professional Excellence
Jeff has been recognized as a Fellow in The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers — the highest peer recognition in his field. Jeff is part of an exclusive group of only 24 Fellows in the state of Arizona in the field of labor and employment law. This honor acknowledges Jeff’s outstanding performance, integrity, dedication and excellence in a profession uniquely important to the world of labor and employment mediation law, individual rights, collective bargaining and dispute resolution.
Boost Your Employment Mediation Success Rate
Jeff’s calm, trustworthy voice of experience helps set the stage for successful mediations by establishing rapport, identifying issues and encouraging fairness. The objective? A positive and optimistic climate in which disputes can be settled amicably, saving time and money, maintaining a sense of dignity and fairness for those involved, and allowing all parties to “Get it done and move on.”