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Brian D. Carlson

Of Counsel

Brian D. Carlson is Of Counsel at Schwartz Hannum PC. Prior to joining the Firm, Brian practiced in the labor and employment departments of major law firms in Boston and New York, counseling businesses in connection with workplace issues and representing employers in litigation, arbitration and agency proceedings.

During his years of practice, Brian has advised clients on a wide range of labor and employment matters, including employment-related agreements, compensation issues, corporate downsizings, issues arising from corporate mergers and acquisitions, union-related matters and compliance with federal and state employment statutes. Brian’s experience in the areas of litigation and traditional labor is also extensive, encompassing matters such as discrimination, harassment and contract claims, collective bargaining issues, unfair labor practice charges, labor arbitrations, ERISA lawsuits, disputes arising from non-competition agreements, mediations and appellate briefing and argumentation.


NLRB Report Highlights Pitfalls Of Common Handbook Policies

The Risk Of Waiving Arbitration Rights Through Litigation Activity

NLRB Bolsters Union Organizing Through Email Ruling And “Quickie” Election Rules

The Hidden Pitfalls Of EPLI Coverage

Religious Attire And Grooming At Work: The EEOC’s New Guidance

Employers Beware: New NLRB Rules Will Radically Streamline Union Election Process

The Attorney-Client Privilege And Workplace Investigations

Employers Ignore Union Information Requests At Their Peril

NLRB Guidance Memorandum Highlights Pitfalls Of Employer Social Media Policies

New EEOC Guidance Underscores Importance Of “Individualized Assessment” In Employers’ Review Of Criminal Records


Jane D. v. Hospital

John D. and Jane D. v. Private Club

Hospital v. 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East

Hospital v. 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East

New England Health Care Employees Union v. Westport Health Care Center

New England Health Care Employees Union v. West River Health Care Center

New England Health Care Employees Union v. West River Health Care Center


Social Media and the NLRB

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  • Harvard Law School, cum laude (1994)
  • Williams College, magna cum laude (1991)

Bar Admissions

New York

U.S. Courts of Appeals

  • First Circuit

U.S. District Courts

  • Massachusetts

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association

Related Practices

Labor Relations