Welcome to Woodley & McGillivary


The firm provides its clients with a wide-range of legal services covering all aspects of labor and employment law. Its experienced litigators handle complex cases, including class actions, constitutional claims, and statutory and contractual issues in federal and state courts, and before administrative agencies.


The firm represents unions, and their leaders/members, in all variety of matters including ongoing representation and advice, litigation before administrative tribunals, and litigation in state and federal court.
The firm also represents individual employees employed by state and local governments as well as federal employees and private sector workers, in employment disputes in individual cases or, more often, in class actions, focusing primarily on minimum wage, overtime, unpaid pay differentials and discrimination claims.
Woodley & McGillivary is unique among union labor firms because in addition to performing traditional labor representation, the firm has extensive experience in litigating cases on behalf of unions and employees in court as well as in arbitration.
The firm has been handling wage and hour overtime litigation under the Fair Labor Standards Act since the early 1980s, and has successfully handled hundreds of cases on behalf of employees and union members recovering the wages and pay they are owed under the law.


The National Labor Relations Board has rule national corporations can now be held liable to the employees of their subcontractors or franchisees for labor violations. This means that the national McDonald's corporation is liable for the overtime pay and other labor violations of its franchises. Read more