Edward F. O'Donnell, Jr., Managing Director
Attorney "Bud" O'Donnell was selected for inclusion in the 21st Edition of Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of: Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management and Litigation - Labor and Employment.
Attorney "Bud" O’Donnell represents management only in private and public sectors including state and federal administrative agencies and courts. He advises clients in all aspects of labor law including collective bargaining, contract administration, grievance and contract arbitration, and interst arbitration. He has tried cases in the U.S. District Court and argues before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Labor Relations Law and Prevention Practices, Class Action Litigation, Employment Law/Litigation, Wage and Hour Law, Government Regulation Compliance, Education Law
Admitted to Practice
South Carolina, 1978
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1980
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1980
St. Anselm's College, B.A., 1972
University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1977
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
Connecticut Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
South Carolina Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., Connecticut Chapter, Labor and Employment Counsel
Connecticut Restaurant Association, Board of Directors, Labor and Employment Counsel
Connecticut Lodging Association, Board of Directors, Labor and Employment Counsel
Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra, Board of Directors
Significant Case Results
J.L.M., Inc. v. NLRB,31 F.3d 79 (2nd Cir.). The Second Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the decision by the National Labor Relations Board, 312 NLRB 304, which granted a Gissel bargaining order. The court's decision clarified the requirements for a Gissel bargaining order in the Second Circuit.
Hoffman v. Polycast Tech., Division of Uniroyal Tech. Corp., 79 F.3d 331 (2nd Cir.). The Court of Appeals remanded a finding by District Court Judge Chatigny granting a 10(j) injunction under the National Labor Relations Act. The court decided that the record in the District Court did not support the decision by Judge Chatigny to grant the injunction.
Madison Square Garden, CT, LLC, 350 NLRB 117. The Board majority determined that solicitation of authorization cards by supervisors was "inherently coercive" and warranted a new election.
SNET v. Intl. Ass'n. of Bridge Structural Ornamental Iron Workers Local 424 and Greater New Haven Central Labor Council -- CT Superior Court - TRO - Mass Picketing
Author and Lecturer
"Options Narrowed for Age Discrimination Claims," Edward 'Bud' F. O'Donnell, Jr. and Matthew K. Curtin, Connecticut Law Tribune, April 8, 2009, Special Section: Employment & Immigration Law, pp. S3, S7.
"Reactionary Legislation May Handicap Employers: ADA Revisions Expand Protections and Will Likely Increase Compliance Costs," Edward 'Bud' F. O'Donnell, Jr. and Matthew K. Curtin, Connecticut Law Tribune, January 26, 2009, Special Section: Employment & Immigration Law, p.6.
"Recent Developments in Labor and Employment Law," Northeast Human Resources Association, April 18, 2007.
"How to Remain Union-Free in the Employee Free Choice Era," December 9, 2008 and December 10, 2008.
"Preventing Harassment and Discrimination in Your Workplace, An Employer's Guide," Eastern Connecticut State University, April 8, 2010.
"Sexual Harassment and Diversity Training," Eastern Connecticut State University, April 13, 2010.
"Employment Law Every HR Professional Should Know," New England Human Resources Association, April 14, 2010.
"Avoiding Wage and Hour Violations," Connecticut Convention Center, April 8, 2010.