Key 2016 NLRB Rulings Impacting Non-Union and Union Employers: Avoiding Pitfalls in an Evolving Legal Environment

Navigating Rulings on Management Rights Clauses, Email Prohibitions, Joint Employer Liability, Overly-Broad Work Rules and More

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A

Conducted on Thursday, March 9, 2017

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will discuss key National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rulings during 2016—a landmark year for NLRB rulings—that will likely create compliance challenges for both union and non-union employers in 2017 and beyond. The panel will discuss the impact of the NLRB’s decisions and strategies for employers to avoid legal pitfalls. The panel will concentrate on management rights clauses, employer restrictions on employee use of company email, joint employer liability, overly-broad work rules, union requests for employee statements and more.


During 2016 the NLRB issued several significant decisions addressing management rights clauses, employer prohibitions on the use of company email, joint employer status, overly-broad work rules and other important workplace issues.

Counsel to employers should immediately review their clients’ employment practices and guide both union and non-union employers in implementing best practices to help them avoid potential legal landmines associated with the new rulings.

Listen as our authoritative panel of labor and employment attorneys discusses the NLRB’s key 2016 decisions and other recent NLRB enforcement activity, potential pitfalls for employers, and best practices for employers—both non-union and union—to comply with NLRA obligations in an evolving legal landscape. The panel will explain what the 2016 rulings mean for employers in 2017 and beyond.



  1. 2016 NLRB decisions and best practices for union and non-union employers
    1. Management rights clauses
    2. Employer restrictions on employee use of company email
    3. Joint employer liability
    4. Overly-broad work rules
    5. Union requests for employee statements
  2. Other NLRB recent enforcement activity and best practices for union and non-union employers
  3. Protected concerted activity and social media


The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What legal issues did the NLRB’s 2016 rulings address?
  • What questions remain for union and non-union employers following the NLRB’s 2016 decisions?
  • What steps should non-union and union employers take to ensure compliance with NLRA requirements in 2017 and beyond?


Darch, Douglas
Douglas Darch

Baker & McKenzie

Mr. Darch represents and counsels client in the areas of Labor and Employment law. His experience includes...  |  Read More

Kearnaghan, Jason
Jason W. Kearnaghan

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton

Mr. Kearnaghan represents employers in state and federal courts with respect to all facets of employment law including...  |  Read More

Ferrer, John
John S. Ferrer

Of Counsel
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart

Mr. Ferrer counsels employers in a broad range of labor and employment matters. His practice focuses on traditional...  |  Read More

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