Labor Relations Law LR105
Whether you are involved in the collective bargaining process, the administration of a contract, or a representation election, it is necessary to understand the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and its practical impact on your workplace. This workshop covers:
- The basic concepts of the NLRA
- Negotiation obligations and parameters
- An overview of the representation election process
- A legal framework for developing practical and effective solutions for handling labor problems
- Legal rights and limitations for companies and unions
- Identifying and avoiding "unfair labor practices"
- The legality of employee participation and self-directed work teams
- Employee activities that are protected by law
- The "duty to bargain"
- An employer's bargaining obligations
- Parameters for communicating with employees
- The obligation to provide information
- Representation cases
- The election process and how it works
- Establishing the appropriate bargaining unit
- The employer's rights and obligations during a union organizing campaign
- The legal and practical issues during union elections
- Latest developments under the NLRA
- Labor law implications of sales, acquisitions, and mergers
Who Will Benefit
Labor relations, human resource, and operations professionals as well as attorneys who need a detailed overview of the National Labor Relations Act
Open enrollment workshops can be taken individually or as part of a certificate in Contract Administration Studies or Collective Bargaining Studies. They are also available as Labor Relations Customized Programs for your organization.
Jason M. Branciforte, Esq., Shareholder, Littler Mendelson P.C, has litigated on behalf of the firm's management in connection with all types of employment and labor disputes, including wrongful discharge, defamation claims, claims based upon the NLRA, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, and a variety of state statutes. Mr. Branciforte also has extensive experience assisting employers with traditional labor law matters, including unfair labor practice charges, collective bargaining negotiations, election campaigns, and arbitrations.
Susan Davis (no additional information)
Peter B. Hoffman, Esq., Former Regional Director, National Labor Relations Board, Region 34, Hartford, Connecticut, had 30 years of experience with the NLRB. In addition, he had served as field attorney, trial specialist, and deputy assistant general counsel with the NLRB.
Bruce R. Millman, Esq., Shareholder, Littler Mendelson, P.C., has more than 35 years of experience counseling private and public sector employers on business and personnel strategies. private- and public-sector employers on strategies involving personnel policies and their application; disciplinary decisions, wrongful termination, and employment discrimination issues; the labor and employment aspects of mergers, business sales, reorganizations and acquisitions; collective bargaining and other union matters; sexual harassment and other forms of harassment; and wage and hour compliance and compensation issues. In addition to counseling clients, he regularly represents clients at the collective bargaining table, in arbitration, and in administrative agency and court litigation.
Donald W. Savelson, Esq., Partner, Proskauer Rose LLP, handles a wide variety of labor and employment matters for the firm, including WARN, NLRA wage/hour, unemployment, ADA, FMLA, workers compensation, and occupational safety and health matters. He regularly litigates before government agencies and in the courts and has been actively involved in litigating numerous complex OSHA cases. He has written and lectured widely for almost twenty years and co?authored the first law book on OSHA in 1976, entitled Occupational Safety and Health Law and Practice. Formerly, he was an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board.
Gwynne Wilcox (no additional information)