Unions and the NLRB: Initiatives & Red Flags (Session 4 of 4)
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When: 09/14/2016
From 12:00 PM until 1:00PM
Where: Online
United States
Contact: 415-291-1992

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eProgram Details

Registration: NCHRA Members $195 / General $245 (for the entire series) 
Qualifies for 4 SHRM PDCs / HRCI General Recertification Credits

Meets in four, one-hour online sessions: Wednesdays, 8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14


The National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) applies to vast majority of private employers and provides employees with the right to organize and collectively bargain with their employers about wages and working conditions. Additionally, the NLRA prohibits employers from violating employee rights by engaging in any unfair labor practices. 

Whether you work for a unionized employer or not, familiarizing yourself with the NLRA is critical - particularly given the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) recent actions and initiatives focusing on non-unionized workforces.

You’ll leave this four-part eProgram ready to:

     • Recognize how the NLRA impacts both unionized and non-unionized employers
     • Explain how the NLRA is enforced and the NLRB’s current initiatives
     • Identify and rectify red flags in handbooks/policies to limit the risk of unfair labor practice charges

About the Presenters

Sharon Rossi is a Shareholder at Rogers Joseph O’Donnell.  Ms. Rossi has extensive experience defending employers in state and federal courts and before various administrative agencies.  In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Rossi counsels employers (both large and small) on a wide array of workplace issues, such as leaves of absence, disability accommodations, employee complaints, terminations, contingent workforce arrangements and workplace violence threats.

Gayle Athanacio is a Shareholder at Rogers Joseph O’Donnell, co-chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group and member of the firm's Complex Commercial Litigation and Government Contracts Practice Groups. Ms. Athanacio represents government and private sector employers in state and federal courts, in arbitration, and before administrative agencies in a wide array of matters including wage/hour class actions, misappropriation of trade secrets cases, and harassment, discrimination and retaliation actions. 

Dennis Huie is a Shareholder at Rogers Joseph O’Donnell and co-chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group.  Mr. Huie represents both public and private employers in litigation, including single plaintiff and class and representative actions and advises management in all aspects the employment relationship including navigating through complex disability and wage and hour issues.   Mr. Huie also represents management in connection with traditional labor issues including grievances, labor arbitrations and claims of unfair labor practices. 

Virginia Young is Senior Counsel at Rogers Joseph O’Donnell.  She has broad experience representing small and large employers in state and federal courts and before a variety of governmental agencies.   Her practice covers a wide spectrum of state, federal and local employment issues including state and federal wage and hour, government contractor affirmative action and wage and hour, family and medical leaves of absence, discrimination, harassment and reasonable accommodation, and misappropriation of trade secrets.



Cancellations received less than seven calendar days from the program date are not refundable. If cancellation within seven days of the program is unavoidable, a credit for a future event will be granted, minus a $75 administration fee ($15 for regional meetings). Credits must be used within one year of issue. A substitute attendee is allowed at the applicable NCHRA member/non-member rate in lieu of credit. Separate cancellation policies apply for the HR West Conference and Certification Preparation Courses.