Practice Areas

Employment Law

Employment law covers a complex network of laws that controls how employers must treat employees, former employees, and applicants for employment. The law practice of David R. Levinson advises clients regarding the entire range of their rights as private sector employees.

Among the issues handled by this law practice are claims for wrongful termination, sexual harassment, and discrimination, as well as cases involving workers' compensation, employee benefits, and formation and enforcement of employment contracts.

Laws affecting employment include state laws and the following federal statutes:
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII")
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Equal Pay Act (EPA)
  • Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)

Labor Law

Labor law is a broad area of the law that covers the relationship between unions and management. The law practice of David R. Levinson represents labor unions locally and nationally in collective bargaining, labor arbitration, labor disputes, labor legislation and regulation, labor relations board proceedings
(including the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in Washington), unfair labor practices, union relations, wage and hour laws, dues collection disputes,  
and application of laws such as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), and Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act (LMRDA).

Representative Labor Union Clients:
  • Office & Professional Employees International Union, Local 2, AFL-CIO
  • District of Columbia Nurses Association/United American Nurses
  • Hawaii Nurses Association Collective Bargaining Organization
  • Doctors Council of D.C. General Hospital

Representative Cases

The law practice of David R. Levinson takes pride in having made a difference in the lives and working conditions of employees. The following representative cases show successful resolutions in favor of employees in both court and arbitration proceedings. Note: this is a list of only "reported" cases. We have successfully resolved many more cases by negotiation and settlement or in unpublished decisions.

Protecting & Expanding Employee Rights

David R. Levinson, Attorney at Law
P.O. Box 39286
Washington, DC 20016
Phone: (202) 223-3434
Fax: (202) 659-1034

The information you obtain at this site is not, nor is it intended to be, legal advice. You should consult an attorney for individual advice regarding your own situation.

Copyright © 2011 by David R. Levinson. All rights reserved.
Federal Court Litigation:

Doctors Council of the D.C. General Hospital v. D.C. Public Employee Relations Board, et al., 914 A.2d 682 (App. D.C. 2007) and related D.C. PERB cases (obtained two years of wrongfully withheld pay increases for 170 doctors and dentists).  

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority v. Office & Professional Employees International Union, Local 2, 465 F.3d 151 (4th Cir. 2006) and related arbitration cases (obtained compensation for 700 employees for closing of employee cafeteria).  

White v. Aetna, 210 F.3d 412 (D.C. Cir. 2000) (obtained permanent disability benefits).

Office & Professional Employees International Union, Local 2 v. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, 27 F.3d 598 (D.C. Cir. 1994) (enforced labor agreement's severance provisions against receiver of failed national bank to obtain $2.67 million damages for terminated employees).

National Football League Players Ass’n v. OPEIU Local 2, et al., 947 F.Supp. 540 (D. D.C. 1996) (enforced arbitration award, compelled further arbitration, and obtained dismissal of abuse of prosecution complaint).


Carday Associates, 117 LA 1089, FMCS 02/10308 (Evans 2002) (discharge for unsatisfactory performance and altercation overturned).

Communications Workers of America, 117 LA 1377, AAA 16-300-165-01 (Hockenberry 2002) (sick pay obtained for elective surgery).

Washington Teachers Union, 108 LA 821, FMCS 96/19561-A (Bernhardt 1997)  (preserved bargaining unit work and union representation for eliminated unit; overturned layoff from reclassified position).

Sheet Metal Workers National Pension Fund, 103 LA 764, AAA 16-300-00124-94 (Kaplan 1994) (obtained holiday pay for National Day of Mourning for former President).

American Postal Workers Health Plan, 98 LA 1170, AAA 16-300-00158-91HM (Wahl 1992) (obtained position upgrades and corrected time-studies for unreasonable performance standard).

American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, 96 LA 172, FMCS (Hockenberry 1991) (overturned suspension).