Richard M. Noack

Richard M. Noack

Dick Noack is a member of Hopkins & Carley’s Employment and Labor Law Practice, based in the San Jose office.  For more than 30 years, employers in a wide range of private and public sectors, have relied on Dick to handle difficult employment law issues, disputes, and negotiations, including:

  • Employment law counseling and compliance
  • Collective bargaining negotiations:
    • National Labor Relations Act
    • Educational Employment Relations Act
    • Meyers-Milias-Brown Act
  • Impasse mediation
  • Fact-finding and interest arbitration
  • Grievance arbitration
  • Representation and unfair labor practice proceedings before the Public Employment Relations Board and the National Labor Relations Board
  • Employee discipline and dismissal
  • Responding to harassment and discrimination complaints before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing
  • Wage and hour disputes and issues

Examples of private sector clients:

  • Healthcare (home care, long-term care, rehabilitation services, acute care)
  • Technology companies
  • Manufacturing/Industrial/Service
  • Private schools
  • Religious entities

Public sector clients include:

  • Public school employers
  • Joint powers agencies
  • Special districts

Dick is often invited to address groups on a variety of key issues, including preventing sexual harassment, managing within the law, employee discipline, collective bargaining and labor relations, wage and hour compliance, and school district governance.

  • Negotiated more than 100 collective bargaining agreements for employers covered by the National Labor Relations Act, the Meyer-Milias-Brown Act, and the Educational Employment Relations Act.
  • Represented employers in responding to more than 100 discrimination complaints to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.
  • Represented unionized employers in dozens of grievance arbitrations, including contract interpretation cases and just cause disciplinary actions and dismissals.
  • Represented employers in responding to dozens of representation petitions and unfair labor practice charges under the National Labor Relations Act, the Meyer-Milias-Brown Act, and the Educational Employment Relations Act.
  • Silicon Valley Monterey Bay Council, Boy Scouts of America, Executive Board Member and Past Council President
  • American Bar Association
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • California Council of School Attorneys
  • Catholic Professional Club
  • Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Advisory Board
  • Eagle Scout
  • State Bar of California (1986)
  • J.D., (cum laude), University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • B.A. (summa cum laude), Secondary Education, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh

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