Who should attend
- HR and labor relations professionals
- Managers and executives working in a union environment
- Attorneys involved in collective bargaining
- Union officials involved in collective bargaining
About the course
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.
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.
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
- 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
Don Savelson is an optional service partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department. Don handles a wide variety of labor and employment matters including WARN, NLRA wage/hour, unemployment, ADA, FMLA, workers compensation, and occupational safety and health matters. He has represented clien...
Bruce R. Millman has more than 40 years of experience counseling private and public sector employers on business and personnel strategies. He works with employers on: Specialties: Labor/Employment issues in business restructuring Wage & Hour Law Union Negotiations, Arbitration and Labor R...
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Because of COVID-19, many providers are cancelling or postponing in-person programs or providing online participation options.
We are happy to help you find a suitable online alternative.