John D. McLachlan
Firm: Fisher & Phillips LLP
San Francisco, CA 94111
Membership: Professional ActivitiesJohn is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Sections of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of California. John also served in the Navy on the Underwater Demolition Team 12 from 1966-1970.
University: Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA, B.A., 1965; University of Washington, Seattle, WA, M.A., 1966, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, CA, J.D., 1981
Admitted: 1981, California
Biography: John McLachlan is senior counsel in the San Francisco office. Prior to beginning his law practice when he joined the firm in 1981, John spent ten years as a human resources practitioner with Kaiser Aluminum and with Aerojet Liquid Rocket companies. This experience made him intensely aware of the needs of HR personnel and managers for accurate, practical and understandable answers to their legal problems. John has represented clients in both state and federal courts and has successfully tried discrimination claims and contractual disputes to juries as well as to judges. He has advised management in all phases of collective bargaining and management-union relations and has advised employers in strike planning and union avoidance, and he frequently represents management in cases arising before the National Labor Relations Board. John is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and he has been recognized in Northern California Super Lawyers since 2008. News-MediaDisciplining Employees For Facebook Comments September 15, 2011 RecognitionRecognized in Northern California Super Lawyers each year since 2008 Quotes and SoundbitesDoubt over NLRB Recess Appointments Leave Businesses, Workers Hanging March 13, 2013 Unions Can Picket in Storefronts, State Supreme Court Says December 28, 2012 New Labor Rules Mean Keeping Workers Happy July 12, 2011 Farmhands' Union Bill Heads to Governor June 21, 2011 Newsletter ArticlesEmployee Or Independent Contractor: One Way Of Thinking It Through November 1, 2011 Not As Bad As We Feared: NLRB Issues Guidance On Social Media September 1, 2011 How Much Is Too Much? September 1, 2011 Problem Employees? Here's A Solution August 1, 2011 If You Build It... December 1, 2010 Part 2: Are Your Employees Really Important Business Partners? September 1, 2010 Hello; I'm From The Union And I'm Here To Help You. September 1, 2010 Part 1: Are Your Employees Really Important Business Partners? August 1, 2010 The Thing That Wouldn't Die: Do Past Practices Last Forever? July 1, 2010 What's Past Is Prologue. But Is It Binding? June 1, 2010 Supervisors Really Do Matter April 1, 2010 Having It Your Way March 1, 2010 It's So Hard Admittin' When It's Quittin' Time. January 1, 2010 Union Avoidance + Improved Employee Relations = As Good As It Gets December 1, 2009 In Praise Of... Orientation? November 1, 2009 It's Midnight. Do You Know Where Your Company's Sensitive Information Is? April 1, 2009