Natale Di Natale focuses his practice on all facets of management-side labor relations and employment law. Mr. Di Natale has been practicing labor and employment law in Connecticut since 1996. Mr. Di Natale has devoted his practice almost exclusively to private sector labor law, including in the health care setting. He has worked with numerous acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and home care service providers. He also represents manufacturing, utility, and building services employers.
Mr. Di Natale provides advice and represents employers with respect to labor issues arising in numerous contexts, including preventive labor relations; union avoidance; contract negotiations; grievance resolution; arbitration; unfair labor practice proceedings; administrative proceedings; bargaining unit issues; mergers, acquisitions, and other affiliations; successorship; strikes, strike preparation, and lockouts; and bankruptcy. He has negotiated numerous contracts with various unions in a range of industries. Mr. Di Natale also advises clients on a host of other labor and employment issues, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and other state and federal labor and employment laws.
Previously, Mr. Di Natale was associated with a Bridgeport-based labor and employment law firm, and prior to that clerked for the Honorable Francis X. Hennessy of the Connecticut Appellate Court. He is a contributing editor to The Developing Labor Law.