Labor Relations Law (LR105)

Understand the National Labor Relations Act and its practical impact on the workplace. This workshop is for lawyers and non-lawyers alike and gives participants an opportunity to understand a host of legal principles and consideration, including assssing unfair labor practice and the rules regarding union organizing, collective bargaining and day-to-day operations.
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

Instructors for Sep 24-25, 2018
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Donald W. Savelson, Esq.

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.

Instructors for Sep 24-25, 2018
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Bruce R. Millman, Esq.

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.

Debra Osofsky

Debra Osofsky, Consultant in Organizational Structure and Policy is a Skilled Chief Negotiator in leading teams of all sizes or negotiating solo, with one party or many, in structured and unstructured scenarios. Ms. Osofsky has demonstrated success in formulating and implementing policy, building consensus among varied stakeholders and negotiating complex agreement within a variety of organizations. Her specialties include Complex Negotiations, Contract Analysis, , Training, Advocacy, Executive Leadership, Membership Development, Policy Development and Implementation, Team-Building and Management, Staff Supervision, Problem-solving, and Change Leadership


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