Webinar: Critical NLRB Developments

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Webinar: Critical NLRB Developments -- A live, interactive 2-hour Webinar presented by Steven Suflas, Esq. and Denise Keyser, Esq.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

  • 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Eastern)
  • 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. (Central)
  • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Mountain)
  • 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon (Pacific)

    The Trump NLRB is taking shape and has already over-ruled or criticized many controversial Obama-era precedents. Our Webinar will examine some of the moves already made, and those likely to occur in the coming months. Of key importance, we'll provide analysis on the following cases, plus aggressive new initiatives announced by NLRB General Counsel Peter Robb:

  • PCC Structurals, Inc., 365 NLRB No. 160 (Dec. 15, 2017), which overruled the "micro-unit" decision, Specialty Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center of Mobile, 357 NLRB No. 83 (2011), and reinstated the traditional community-of-interest standard for determining the appropriateness of a proposed bargaining unit;
  • Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors, Ltd., 365 NLRB No. 156 (Dec. 14, 2017), where the Board overruled its ground-breaking joint employer case, Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc., dba BFI Newby Island Recyclery, 362 NLRB No. 186 (2015), and returned to the standard applied for decades prior to that decision restoring the longstanding rules for finding joint employment that were cast aside by the Obama Board in the 2015 Browning-Ferris decision;
  • The Boeing Company, 365 NLRB No. 154 (Dec. 14, 2017), which overruled Lutheran Heritage Village-Livonia, 343 NLRB 646 (2004), and formulated a new standard for evaluating workplace rules, holding that in cases in which one or more facially neutral policies, rules, or handbook provisions are at issue that, when reasonably interpreted, would potentially interfere with Section 7 rights, requires the Board to evaluate two things: (i) the nature and extent of the potential impact on NLRA rights, and (ii) legitimate justifications associated with the requirement(s);
  • Raytheon Company, 365 NLRB No. 161 (Dec. 15, 2017), overruled a 2016 Obama-era NLRB case, E.I. du Pont de Nemours, 364 NLRB No. 113 (2016), which limited the so-called "dynamic status quo doctrine," now holding that employers' actions do not constitute a "unilateral change" triggering bargaining obligations if those actions are in line with an established history of similar actions. This decision provides unionized employers with much-needed latitude, particularly regarding the often-contentious issue of health care benefits; and
  • The Board's rulemaking and call for comments on the "quickie elections" rule.

    Other new developments will be discussed as they emerge.


    Steven W. Suflas, Esq., Ballard Spahr LLP, Denver, Colorado

  • Steve is a valued member of our National Advisory Board. For more information on Mr. Suflas please click here

    Denise M. Keyser Esq., Ballard Spahr LLP, Cherry Hill, New Jersey

  • For more information on Ms. Keyser please click here


    Webinars are cost-effective and convenient. You participate in the entire conference from your office using your computer and your log-in code. This Webinar will run for two (2) hours with an opportunity to submit questions via email throughout the program. Plus, for one fee, you can have as many people participate as you can fit around your computer, but only those registered with NELI will receive an attendance certificate. Other participants may receive credit for an additional $99.00 fee. Each additional listener must register as a "group member" before the program to receive credits. Please email us for more information.


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