While most of the sessions I attended on Monday focused on the changing workplace and how businesses can adapt, my first Tuesday session had a different flavor.
“Understanding Labor Reform’s Newest Front Lines” was led by Philip Miscimarra, a partner at a Chicago law firm. He represents clients on a wide range of labor and employment issues, with a focus on traditional labor matters and employment litigation.
Miscimarra discussed how employers are facing a resurgence in labor-law reform efforts on multiple fronts. These efforts have been initiated by the National Labor Relations Board, an independent agency of the U.S. government that conducts elections and investigates unfair labor practices. Miscimarra’s goal was to help the audience understand the implications of these reforms and navigate this new pro-labor environment.
Miscimarra first addressed the National Labor Relations Board’s Notice Posting rule. This would require private sector employers to post a notice advising employees of their rights under the National Labor Relations Act. Earlier this year, the U.S. District Court of South Carolina invalidated this rule, which had been scheduled to take effect on April 30. An appeal is in process, and a resolution is expected at the end of this year.
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