Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP adds Benjamin L. Pratt to the firm’s labor relations & employment law department. Pratt will reside in the firm’s Harrisburg office.

Pratt focuses his practice is in the areas of employment, labor and construction law for school districts, municipal entities and private employers. He advises and represents his clients on a variety of legal issues, including employee hiring and employment contracts/agreements, disciplinary actions, demotions and terminations, labor disputes and arbitrations, application of EEOC, ADA, FMLA, IDEA, PERA and FLSA and other employment relations issues.

“We are excited to add Benjamin to our growing Harrisburg office,” said Obermayer Managing Partner Mathieu Shapiro. “He brings a wealth of experience in the employment and labor realm that will be an asset to our corporate clients.”

Pratt is adept in his representation of management at the collective bargaining table and serves as both chief spokesperson and in an advisory role. He represents his clients at local agency hearings, administrative tribunals and in quasi-judicial hearings as Special Counsel before the PA Labor Relations Board and the National Labor Relations Board. Prior to working in private practice, Pratt was the Director of Employee Relations Services for the Pennsylvania School Board Association, where he advised more than 500 member school districts on Public School Code and related regulations. He represented schools in labor and grievance arbitrations, dismissal hearings, insurance subrogation claims, unemployment and workers compensation claims, Court of Common Pleas and Appellate level litigation.