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2022 Labor Law Virtual Boot Camp Agenda

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Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Time (Central) Session Description
12:00 p.m. Welcome and Introductions

Dessi Day, Greene & Roberts, San Diego, CA
Reginald Belcher, Turner Padgett, Columbia, SC
12:10 p.m. CLE Session 1: Overview of the NLRA and NLRB

The National Labor Relations Board is the federal agency charged with enforcing the National Labor Relations Act. This session will cover the rights and responsibilities of employers under Act and the unusual manner in which the agency interprets the law and pursues its mandate.

Stephen E. Irving, Senior Counsel, Peckar & Abramson, P.C., Houston, Texas
1:10 p.m. CLE Session 2: The Impact of Concerted, Protected Activity In Non-Union Workplaces

The National Labor Relations Act broadly gives private sector employees, including non-union employees, the right to engage in concerted, protected activities, which include criticizing management, discussing unionization, discussing and complaining about wages, safety, hours, and other terms and conditions of work, and supporting co-workers’ complaints. This session will address these broad rights, as well as the NLRB’s General Counsel’s stated willingness to expand them.

Steven Gutierrez, Partner, Holland & Hart, Denver, Colorado
2:10 p.m. Break
2:20 p.m. CLE Session 3: Union Avoidance and Winning Union Elections

This session will provide best practices for avoiding unions and winning union elections, including reviewing how employers can avoid committing Unfair Labor Practices and the legal consequences of such violations.

Kevin L. Carr, Member and Co-Chair, Labor and Employment Group, Spilman Thomas & Battle, Charleston, West Virginia
3:20 p.m. CLE Session 4: Basics of Unionized Workplaces (Collective Bargaining, Strikes, Grievances, Boycotts, ULP’s)

This session will explore life as an employer when operating with a union-organized workforce, including potential strikes, lock-outs, boycotts and unfair labor practices, as well as the handling and arbitration of union grievances.

Aaron C. Schlesinger, Partner, Peckar & Abramson, P.C., River Edge, New Jersey
4:20 p.m. Closing Remarks

Dessi Day, Greene & Roberts, San Diego, CA
Gordon Hill, Hill Ward Henderson, Tampa, FL
4:30 p.m. Adjourn