Strategic counsel finding creative solutions to complex labor and employment challenges.
Combining his legal training with his experience working with human resource professionals, Johan Maitland works with clients to develop solutions that integrate legal compliance, good human resource practices and strategic alignment with the organization’s mission.
John knows the practical and legal considerations of both non-union and unionized workforces, and he is able to help employers identify and implement effective resolutions to difficult problems. On a daily basis, John provides counseling regarding best practices for managing difficult employee issues in both union and non-union environments. These situations include responding to allegations of harassment, dealing with employees who are unable to return to work, handling complicated performance issues, or advising on the proper interpretation of the collective-bargaining agreement.
John regularly negotiates collective bargaining agreements for numerous regional health care clients, higher education clients, and other entities by collaborating with senior management and negotiation teams to develop effective strategies for negotiations. He also helps clients manage their daily labor relations activities consistent with the organization’s overall labor philosophy. When the need arises, John provides effective and zealous representation in arbitrations and in front of the National Labor Relations Board.