NLRB's New "Quickie" Election Rules: Preparing for Rapid Response to "Ambush" Elections Under Complex Rules
Establishing an Action Plan, Drafting Critical Communications and Minimizing the Risk of Organizing Under Union-Friendly Rules
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
The CLE course will prepare employers and their counsel to respond rapidly and effectively to union organizing under the NLRB’s new “quickie” election rules. The panel will offer best practices for advanced planning in light of new rules allowing “ambush” elections, which can significantly benefit union organizers.
- Overview of new rules
- Pre-election procedures
- Communicating with employees
- Drafting position statements
- Minimizing the risk of a union organizing petition
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How can employers create a work environment that minimizes the risk of union organizing?
- What communications should employers draft in advance and be prepared to deploy?
- How should employers identify and designate supervisors to avoid including them in a potential bargaining unit?
- What can employers do to educate workers about how a union could affect them before a union starts organizing?
Jonathan T. Hyman
Meyers Roman Friedberg & Lewis
Mr. Hyman provides labor and employment counsel for businesses, including the drafting of employment policies and... | Read More
Mr. Hyman provides labor and employment counsel for businesses, including the drafting of employment policies and agreements, auditing human resources practices, advising on day-to-day employment issues such as employee discipline and terminations, monitoring labor relations and implementing union avoidance strategies, conducting workplace investigations, and ensuring compliance with labor and employment laws. He is the author of the Ohio Employer’s Law Blog, recognized by the ABA Journal as one of the top 100 legal blogs. Mr. Hyman is a national speaker on myriad labor and employment issues.Close
Timothy M. McConville
Odin Feldman Pittleman
Mr. McConville represents employers in all aspects of labor relations, including collective bargaining, grievance and... | Read More
Mr. McConville represents employers in all aspects of labor relations, including collective bargaining, grievance and arbitration cases, and unfair labor practice and other cases before the NLRB and in courts. He has significant experience in representation cases before the NLRB, helping employers devise and implement strategies for union-free workplaces. He is the editor of and primary contributor to Labor and Employment Law Cocktail, a labor and employment law blog with a focus on national news and developments in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.Close
Terence P. McCourt
Mr. McCourt is Chairman of the firm's Labor and Employment Practice. He represents a broad range of organizations... | Read More
Mr. McCourt is Chairman of the firm's Labor and Employment Practice. He represents a broad range of organizations in all facets of management-side labor and employment law, including employment discrimination and wrongful termination cases in state and federal courts, wage and hour compliance, labor arbitration cases, non-competition cases, internal corporate investigations, and National Labor Relations Board proceedings. Mr. McCourt writes and lectures frequently on a variety of labor and employment topics.Close
David P. Phippen
Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete
Mr. Phippen represents businesses in a full range of labor, employment and transportation matters. He has experience in... | Read More
Mr. Phippen represents businesses in a full range of labor, employment and transportation matters. He has experience in both counseling and litigation, with particular emphasis on traditional labor matters, wage and hour matters, and representation of employers in administrative proceedings and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Mr. Phippen is a frequent speaker and author on NLRB developments and activities as well as a variety of other labor and employment issues.Close