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


Introduction:

  • The legal environment is rapidly backing Big Labor.

  • 64% of Americans now view unions favorably.

  • Labor shortages and inflationary pressures favoring union organizing.

  • Find out how to protect your workforce in a changing legal and labor climate.

  • Learn why the new Board and General Counsel have a more aggressive agenda than ever before…


Agenda:

  • Impact of the new NLRB Majority.
    • Return of labor law enforcement designed to enhance union organizing.
    • Broad “joint employer” definition.
    • Return of NLRB “Ambush” election procedures, and “micro-units,” etc.
      Which changes are already here? Which are likely to come? How fast?
  • New General Counsel’s Aggressive Agenda
    • Prohibiting captive audience meetings (looking for test case to take to Board!)
    • Urging Board to reinstate Joy Silk doctrine (i.e., card-check replaces secret-ballot elections)
    • Seeking increased backpay awards with new monetary components
    • Less flexibility in settlement agreements
  • Union organizing in the wake of COVID-19.
    • New sources of employee dissatisfaction and distrust.
    • Pressure on wages and available labor pool.
    • NLRB procedural changes (e.g., mail ballot elections). How they impact employers.
  • 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.
  • “Protected concerted activity” – NLRB regulation of your workplace without unions.
  • The “Basics” – What hasn’t changed.
  • Analyzing Your Risk – See your employees through “union eyes.”