Bryan T. Arnault

Bryan Arnault’s practice is primarily focused in labor and employment law. His representation of private and public sector labor unions involves providing the legal services necessary to successfully navigate the challenges that labor organizations encounter in the modern workplace. Bryan advises clients in all facets of the labor relationship, including union organizing and representation elections, collective bargaining, counseling during the grievance process, and advocating on their behalf in arbitration, National Labor Relations Board proceedings, or other litigation.  Through his counsel, Bryan seeks to develop and maintain a positive and productive working relationship between the employer and the union.

Bryan’s representation of individual employees involves addressing a variety of employment-related issues, including employment discrimination claims, negotiating severance agreements, and defending and enforcing restrictive covenants.  Whether negotiating the terms of separation or representing the client in court, Bryan zealously represents the interests of the client.

Bryan also represents employee benefit funds on a variety of benefits issues, including the collection of delinquent fringe benefit contributions under ERISA, the breach of apprenticeship loan agreements, and any associated litigation.

A Central New York native, Bryan enjoys spending his time outside the office with his family and friends. Bryan’s hobbies include marathon training, attempting to relive his glory days on the soccer pitch, and relentlessly supporting Syracuse University athletics.

Bryan T. Arnault
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Areas Of Practice
Education
  • Boston University School of Law, J.D. 2010, cum laude
    • Public Interest Law Journal, staff editor
    • Boston University Civil Litigation Program, Employment Rights Clinic
  • Binghamton University, B.A. 2007, magna cum laude
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Varsity Soccer
    • Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society
    • Teaching Assistant, Labor Politics, Policy and Law
    • Research Assistant, Development of Worker’s Rights in America

Bar & Court Admissions
  • New York State Courts
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Western District of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts

Significant Representations
  • Successfully represented Trustees of Educational and Apprenticeship Fund in the enforcement of Apprentice Scholarship Loan Agreements in arbitration and state court proceedings
  • Successfully represented individual employee and defeated a motion for a preliminary injunction to enforce a confidentiality/non-competition/no-solicitation agreement filed by an employer against the former employee
  • Successfully represented labor organization and defeated unfair labor practice charge by employer association that labor union unlawfully refused to reduce to writing and execute a mutually agreed upon collective bargaining agreement

Publications
  • Author, “Confidentiality and Courtesy in the Workplace: Status of Employer Work Rules”,  American Bar Association, Development of the Law under the National Labor Relations Act Committee Mid-Winter Meeting, 2014
  • Author, “Workplace Confidentiality, Courtesy Rules: The Board’s View”, American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Newsletter, Fall 2014, Vol. 43, No. 1.
  • The Developing Labor Law, Cumulative Supplement, Contributing Editor, 2014

Speaking Engagements
  • Social Media and Protected Concerted Activity, United Steel Workers Northeast Regional Conference, 2013
  • The Worker Institute at Cornell Industrial and Labor Relations and Labor and Employment Relations Association Labor Relations in Changing Times Conference, “Immigrant Workers and the Economy”, 2013
  • American Bar Association, Development of the Law under the National Labor Relations Act Committee Mid-Winter Meeting, “Confidentiality and Courtesy in the Workplace: Status of Employer Work Rules”, 2014
  • American Bar Association Center for Professional Development, National Labor Relations Act Essentials Webinar, 2014
  • Peggy Browning Foundation Regional Workshop, Cornell University, 2014

Affiliations
  • American Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section and Young Lawyers Section)
  • Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association (Labor & Employment Section and Young Lawyers Section)
  • Onondaga County Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association