Proskauer Rose Webinar Focus: The Employee Free Choice Act

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 01:00

Proskauer Rose LLP has planned a webinar for Thursday,October 30 from 1 to 2 pm EST titled Employee Free Choice Act: Are You aTarget? The program has been approved for I.0 credit hour for Areas ofProfessional Practice.

The speakers are partners at Proskauer Rose LLP – Peter D.Conrad, Marvin M. Goldstein, and Lawrence Z. Lorber.  They will be joined by Senior Counsel JeremyM. Brown.

Organized labor’s legislative priority for 2009 is theEmployee Free Choice Act, but what is being done to get ready for the wave ofaggressive union organizing that is expected if EFCA becomes law?

Under EFCA, all it would take to unionize a workforce issigned authorization cards from a majority of employees – an easy task for mostskilled organizers. Employers will no longer be in a position to demand asecret-ballot election supervised by the NLRB. Furthermore, they will no longerenjoy the luxury of waiting until a petition is filed to begin acounter-campaign.

Getting ahead of the organizers will be the name of thegame.  This seminar is aimed at seniorhuman resources executives and the lawyers who work with them. The speakerswill explain how EFCA would tip the odds decidedly in favor of unions, and howa company can prepare to meet the challenges that lie ahead.

For more information or to register, please email proskauer_seminars@proskauer.com.