Thornell focuses his practice primarily on traditional labor matters. He provides strategic advice and training on labor-management relations, positive employee relations, and grievance administration. Thornell also handles collective bargaining negotiations and regularly represents clients in labor arbitrations and other labor-related matters before arbitrators, administrative agencies, and in federal court. For non-union clients, Thornell provides counsel, advice, training, and necessary representation to assist them in avoiding or withstanding union organizing campaigns and remaining union-free.
Thornell’s practice also includes providing counsel, advice, training, and representation to employers in numerous areas of employment law, including employment policy development and administration, employee relations, employment discrimination and retaliation training, workplace investigations, wage garnishment, and occupational safety and health matters.