Schedule & Details
In this course, you will learn how to identify the key legal principles and considerations involved in managing in a union environment. This includes assessing unfair labor practices and the rules regarding union organizing, collective bargaining, and day-to-day operations. You will take a deep dive into key concepts such as the basic concepts of the NLRA, differences with other labor statutes, negotiation obligations and parameters, the representation election process, and a legal framework for developing practical and effective solutions for handling labor problems.
By the end of this course, you will be able to identify possible unfair labor practices before they arise; discern the elements of good- and bad-faith bargaining; recognize when you have to negotiate with the union on mid-term bargaining changes; understand the appropriate behavior of supervisors and managers during an organizing drive; and know when employees can strike or engage in other work actions.
Key Course Takeaways
- 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 Should Enroll
- HR and labor relations professionals
- Managers and executives working in a union environment
- Attorneys involved in collective bargaining
- Union officials involved in collective bargaining