Michael J. Soltis, Jackson Lewis LLP; Daniel J. Hewitt, dir legal affairs, United Rentals
The Westchester/Southern Connecticut Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel (WESFACCA) has scheduled a morning program focusing on developments at the NLRB titled Think the National Labor Relations Act Doesn’t Apply to You? Think Again!
It will be held on Friday, April 13, at the Indian Harbor Yacht Club, 710 Steamboat Road in Greenwich, Connecticut, and it begins at 8:30 a.m. and ends at noon.
When the Employee Free Choice Act ground to a halt in Congress two years ago, many employers were relieved. However, the NLRB is filling the gap left by EFCA with more aggressive regional office tactics, pro-labor rule-making and new far-reaching board decisions. The NLRB is focusing on all U.S. employers, even those who previously considered themselves non-union. With new administrative regulations and board decisions, the NLRB has broadened its scope to include employers previously outside of the traditional labor fray.
Among other topics to be covered are the general expansion of the concept of protected concerted activity under Section 7 of the NLRA; the latest guidance on regulating employees’ speech at work and on-line; the NLRB's D.H. Horton decision and its impact on class action waivers; the recently adopted express election rules; the latest on the NLRB's controversial workplace posting requirement; and why employers of all sizes in all industries need to take notice.