Peter A. Janus, Shareholder

Peter Janus Low Res Colour

E-Mail: [email protected]

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Peter represents employers in various industries and in the private and public sectors in all aspects of employment and labor relations law, including preventive advice and litigation defense of discrimination claims, wrongful termination, breach of contract litigation, common law employment torts, trade secrets and restrictive covenant violations, and FMLA and wage and hour complaints. He has counseled senior management and human resource professionals on issues involving sexual harassment, reductions in force, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and preventive labor relations. He also specializes in matters arising under the National Labor Relations Act that include NLRB representation election petitions and unfair labor practice complaint hearings, grievance arbitration and collective bargaining negotiations.

Mr. Janus further serves board of education clients in the practice of education law. He represents them in connection with teacher tenure and termination proceedings, collective bargaining negotiations, special education matters, student discipline and expulsion hearings, and various municipal law issues. Also, in 2009 Peter was retained as legal advisor to the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents.

In July 2000, Peter was inducted as a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, which was established by the American Bar Association to recognize those who by long and outstanding service have distinguished themselves as leaders in the practice of labor and employment law in the United States.

Since 2002 he has served on the American Arbitration Association’s National Employment Disputes Resolution Roster as an arbitrator.

In August 2010 Peter was elected to a four year term as an Employer member of the Council of the Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association. The Council is the 35 member body which has responsibility for the general supervision and control of the affairs of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law.

Also, Peter was recognized in Who’s Who Legal, International and USA, Management Labor & Employment Lawyers, 2006 through 2011; and also in New England and Connecticut Super Lawyers, Employment and Labor Law, 2007 through 2011.

Practice Areas:

Employment Law/Litigation, Labor Relations Law and Prevention Practices, Education Law, Wage and Hour Law, Government Regulation Compliance

Admitted to Practice

Connecticut, 1970

District of Columbia, 1974

U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1977

U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 1977

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1978

U.S. Supreme Court, 1977


Cornell University, A.B., 1967

Boston University School of Law, J.D., 1970

The Wharton School, M.B.A., 1974


Professional Activities

Management Co-Chair, Budget and Finance Committee, Council of the Labor and Employment Law Section, American Bar Association, 2007 – 2010

Management Co-Chair, Committee on the Development of the Law under the National Labor Relations Act, Labor and Employment Law Section, American Bar Association, 2002-2005

Litigation Section, American Bar Association

ADR in Labor & Employment Law Committee, American Bar Association

Executive Committee, Labor and Employment Law Section, and Chair, Collective Bargaining, Arbitration and ADR Committee, Connecticut Bar Association

Advisory Board, The Connecticut Law Tribune

American Employment Law Council

Industrial Relations Research Association

District of Columbia Bar

Community Activities

Past President, Cornell Alumni Federation

Member, Cornell University Council

Advisory Council, College of Arts & Sciences

Past Vice Chairman, Greater Hartford YMCA Board of Managers

Author and Lecturer

Editor, “The Developing Labor Law,” Fifth Edition (2006), published by BNA and the American Bar Association.

Editor, “Connecticut Labor & Employment Law,” Third Edition (2004) and 2006, 2008 and 2010 Supplements, published by The Connecticut Law Tribune.

Co-Author, “NLRB Regulation of Election Conduct” and “NLRB Remedies for Unfair Labor Practices,” published by the Industrial Research Unit of The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Lecturer: Numerous papers and seminar presentations to the American Bar Association, Annual and Mid-Winter Meetings of the Section of Labor and Employment Law, the Connecticut Bar Association, and other sponsoring CLE seminar organizations such as the National Business Institute, Lorman Education Services and Sterling Education Services.