Mr. Loudon has negotiated hundreds of collective bargaining agreements, with an emphasis on the health care industry. He also has extensive experience arbitrating grievances in both the union and non-union context. He has successfully handled discharge arbitrations involving drug testing, sleeping on the job, insubordination, patient abuse, theft, falsification of records, making terroristic threats, off-duty misconduct, and absenteeism. Mr. Loudon has also successfully defended employers in numerous contract interpretation cases, including various time study, past practice, seniority, and "act of God" disputes.
Mr. Loudon has appeared before the NLRB in various administrative proceedings involving unfair labor practice charges, unit determination hearings, ballot challenges, and objections to elections.
Areas of Concentration — Areas of concentration include disability and health leave management issues, such as those presented by the interplay of workers' compensation, FMLA, and ADA; union negotiations, grievance administration, and arbitrations; and wage-hour administration.