Available dates

Mar 2—3, 2020
2 days
New York, New York, United States
USD 1495
USD 747 per day


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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.

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 should attend

Labor relations, human resource, and operations professionals as well as attorneys who need a detailed overview of the National Labor Relations Act

Trust the experts

Debra Osofsky

have worked many years as a labor-relations lawyer and I am a negotiator, administrator, problem-solver and teacher with a diverse portfolio. With a Harvard Law degree and more than 25 years experience, I can provide the highest quality negotiation, contract and workplace advice and assistance, a...


Donald W Savelson

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 Millman

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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