8 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. Program begins
Noon Lunch (provided)
4:30 p.m. Program adjourns


Introduction:

  • 64% of Americans now view unions favorably.
  • COVID-19 disruptions have increased employee dissatisfaction.
  • Will recent improvements in labor laws be reversed as political winds change?
  • Find out how to protect your workforce in a changing legal and labor climate.

Agenda:

  • The impact of COVID-19 on union organizing and the union election process.
    • New sources of employee dissatisfaction and distrust.
    • CARES Act unemployment insurance pressure on wages and available labor pool.
    • NLRB procedural changes (e.g., mail ballot): how they impact employers.
  • The legal climate is changing fast, but will it last?
    • Right-to-work,
    • Reversal of broad “joint employer” definition,
    • Reversal of NLRB “Ambush” election procedures,
    • Restoration of employer control over email, etc.

Which of these changes are likely to last? Which depend on the outcome of 2020 elections?

  • Changes to NLRB Rules on Employee Handbooks and Workplace Investigations. What should go in and what should stay out of your personnel policies.
  • Social media, “virtual meeting,” electronic union cards, internet organizing – how unions use technology to reach your employees and attack you.
  • Union activity on your property – Know how to protect your rights.
  • The “Basics” – What hasn’t changed.
  • Analyzing your Risk – See your employees through “union eyes.

 

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