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Michael A. Pavlick

Michael Pavlick is a partner in the firm's Labor, Employment, and Workplace Safety practice. He concentrates in labor and employment law, including representation of clients before the National Labor Relations Board and the National Mediation Board; collective bargaining; arbitrations conducted pursuant to labor contracts; union elections and campaigns; labor litigation under the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act; minimum wage and overtime litigation under the Fair Labor Standards Act; employment discrimination litigation under the Civil Rights Acts of 1866, 1871, 1964 and 1991, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act; wrongful discharge litigation under state law; benefits litigation under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act; litigation of non-competition/confidentiality agreements; OSHA proceedings; unemployment compensation and other administrative hearings; and, client counseling on labor and employment issues.

Mr. Pavlick frequently speaks at seminars and classes on labor and employment issues, has contributed to employment-related newsletters, and has had several articles published in law reviews. Before joining the firm, Mr. Pavlick served as a full-time judicial clerk to a judge sitting on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in New Jersey.

  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® in Pittsburgh
    • Labor Law-Management, 2013-2024
    • Litigation-Labor and Employment, 2012-2024
  • Named "Lawyer of the Year" by The Best Lawyers in America® for Litigation - Labor & Employment in Pittsburgh, 2012
  • Allegheny County Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • President, Steel Valley Soccer Club Board of Directors (2018 PA West Volunteer of Year)
  • President, Munhall Borough Parks and Recreation Board
  • Board Member, Personnel Committee, Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy
  • Personnel Committee, Women’s Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
  • Recognized for performing at least 50 pro bono hours of legal counseling per year since 2015
  • “Unions 101: Responding to a Union Organization Campaign,” Presenter, hosted by K&L Gates, 15 November 2022
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