My name is Ronald Mason, and I am a management-side labor and employment attorney based in Columbus, Ohio. I am the managing partner of our firm – Mason Law Firm – that has a national reputation for keeping companies union-free and negotiating tough contracts when necessary, as well as advising companies when their employees choose to decertify unions (get rid of the union) and deauthorize unions (get rid of mandatory union dues).
I have practiced labor law for 30 years and I have negotiated so many union contracts that I cannot tell you the total number. I am a former attorney with the National Labor Relations Board and I have not only a J.D. degree graduating with the highest honors, I also have a LL.M. in Labor Law degree from Georgetown University.
We successfully navigate the minefield that is the National Labor Relations Act and accomplish the difficult labor work that other firms can’t perform. We also have a very active employment law practice. We advise companies in every aspect of employment law including federal and state Civil Rights laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Family Medical and Leave Act.
We also counsel and train management regarding trades secrets, reductions in force, severance packages, drug testing, and immigration compliance. We have created and/or audited handbooks, serve as a consultant before terminations, and advocate for employers before the both state and federal court systems. In all, our firm has litigated labor and employment matters in ten different states.
Our firm has its own twin engine private aircraft certified to fly in any weather and we can travel over half this Country in less time than you can travel by airline. We view ourselves as firemen who at a moment’s notice must drop whatever we are doing and respond to your immediate needs. We have represented companies in negotiations and before the National Labor relations Board from Alabama and Georgia to Michigan and from Connecticut to California. I am licensed to practice in both Ohio and Georgia. However, I do not have to be licensed to practice in any particular state if your case is a matter before the National Labor Relations Board or in any Union organizing attempt or NLRB election.