National Symposium to Review Changing Labor Laws and Their Impact on Employers
ATLANTA, GA (September 7, 2011) - Fisher Phillips and InsideCounsel magazine will offer for the third year the National Labor Law Symposium Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Gleacher Center in Chicago.
The "InsideCounsel / Fisher Phillips 2011 National Labor Law Symposium" will focus on upcoming changes to labor laws and their expected impact on employers. The day-long event is free for qualified in-house counsel, who can also earn several hours of CLE credit.
This year, the symposium will feature a keynote speech by National Labor Relations Board Member Brian Hayes, who will discuss how the board has operated following President Obama's appointments.
Hayes joined the board in June 2010 after serving as Republican labor policy director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. He is the only Republican on the NLRB and the sole dissenter on two major decisions in August which overruled decisions from 2007 and 2002 that address protections provided by federal labor law for new collective bargaining relationships between unions and employers.
Additional speakers include:
- Peter Schaumber, former chairman of the NLRB
- Michael Eastman, executive director of Labor Law Policy for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Among the topics that will be addressed:
- NLRB vs. Boeing: Why this Showdown with an American Business Icon Is So Important
- Implementing a Strategy to Maintain an Independent Workforce If and When the New Regulations Take Effect
- Surviving an NLRB Investigation: Dealing with the Latest Tactics from Board Attorneys and Investigators
- The Business of Unions in Canada
- Winning Labor Arbitrations
- Social Media: Finding the Legal Lines
- Health Care Reform and its Impact on Labor Relations
- The Latest Developments in D.C.: An Insider's view
- Best Practices For Developing and Maintaining a Positive Workplace and Upbeat Workforce - Panel Discussion
"The National Labor Law Symposium is ideal for in-house counsel from mid- to large-sized companies who have responsibility for labor matters at their organizations. We are pleased with this year's caliber of speakers that feature traditional labor attorneys along with influential representatives from government and the private sector," said InsideCounsel Publisher Tom Duggan.
"Our attorneys counsel clients on labor laws and their effects on employers on a daily basis. Given their relationship with government, union and corporate leaders, the attorneys are keenly attuned to what is on the horizon in terms of expected future changes and are prepared to discuss at this symposium what lies ahead," said Charles Caulkins, a member of the Management Committee of Fisher Phillips and one of the attorneys planning this year's event.
Click here for more information and to register for the symposium.