Preparing for an Activist NLRB and General Counsel

Thursday 9:10 – 10:10am

Session Description

In December of 2020, then-president-elect Joe Biden promised to be “the most pro-union president you’ve ever seen.” Early indications are that he plans to make good on that promise. In this session, we will focus on changes to statutes, regulations, and case law – both enacted and under active consideration – that will empower employees and unions in union and non-union workplaces alike.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the impact of a much broader interpretation of “protected, concerted activity” on all workplaces, including where no union is present.
  • Exploring the changes the Board’s new Democratic majority will be able to implement without legislation, such narrowing the independent contractor test, expanding the joint-employer test, possibly even protecting intermittent strikes.
  • Explaining the new General Counsel’s litigation and enforcement objectives.

Jeff Place

Jeffrey M. Place is a principal in the Overland Park, Kansas, and Kansas City,
Missouri, offices of Jackson Lewis P.C. Jeff represents management in all aspects of labor and employment law, with a particular focus on matters involving organized labor and labor relations counseling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trecia Moore

Trecia Moore is an associate in the Overland Park, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri, offices of Jackson Lewis P.C. Trecia represents management in all aspects of traditional labor relations matters, including collective bargaining negotiations, grievances and arbitrations, union campaigns, management and employee training, and matters before the National Labor Relations Board.