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Michael P. MacHarg

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Michael P. MacHarg is a Partner in the Employment and Labor practice at Taylor English with a focus on labor relations and litigation. During his 20 plus year career, he has assisted clients with union avoidance, collective bargaining, contract administration, unfair labor practices, grievance and arbitration, wage and hour issues, and discrimination.

Mr. MacHarg has deep experience representing employers with regards to labor issues. He has successfully represented management in dozens of union organizing campaigns and has conducted more than 1000 unfair labor investigations. Additionally, Mr. MacHarg has extensive experience related to workplace safety and health issues including compliance, audits and citation defense. While in-house at an international security company, Mr. MacHarg worked with CAL-OSHA on industry specific compliance standards.

As a litigator, he has successfully tried unfair labor practices cases, including the defense of employers against federal government efforts seeking injunctive relief. Additionally, he has experience with vacating arbitration awards, complex class action wage and hour matters, pension collection cases and injunctions against picketing. Mr. MacHarg also litigates cases involving ERISA, The Railway Labor Act, and unfair competition cases.


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University of Miami School of Law, JD, 1993

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Loyola University of Chicago, BBA, 1990

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United States Supreme Court