Cornell University

Human Capital Development

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Labor Relations Law LR105


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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

Key Topics

  • 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.

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.