The Obama NLRB Sends a Wake-Up Call to HR

SHRM 2012 Employment Law and Legislative Conference
Attend this session and learn how President Barack Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is impacting both union and nonunion workplaces.
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The NLRB is proving that it’s not just unionized employers that need to understand the nuances of traditional labor law. In a series of bold actions, the NLRB jumped into the world of Facebook and social media policies, required new labor law posters in workplaces, and proposed drastically changing the way unions get elected. In addition, through a series of union friendly decisions—including Specialty Healthcare, which introduced a sweeping change to bargaining unit determinations—the NLRB has tilted the labor-management playing fi eld toward unions. Salvatore will review these developments and discuss strategies for HR’s proactive response. 

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, March 5, 2012 - 10:15am to 11:45am
Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Paul Salvatore


Paul Salvatore, co-Chair of Proskauer’s Labor & Employment Law Department, is widely recognized as one of the leading U.S. labor and employment lawyers. In addition to being highlighted in many publications and rankings, such as Chambers and US Legal 500, in 2010 The National Law Journal selected Paul as one of “The Decade’s Most Influential Lawyers” – one of only three in the labor and employment law field.  Salvatore negotiates major collective bargaining agreements in several industries.  He also handles all types of employment litigation, arbitration and mediation.  In its 2009 term, Salvatore argued and won before the U.S. Supreme Court 14 Penn Plaza LLC v. Pyett.  In a landmark 5-4 decision of importance to employers, the Court held that a collective bargaining agreement that explicitly requires union members to arbitrate employment discrimination claims is enforceable, modifying 35 years of labor law.  Salvatore also provides advice and guidance to clients, counseling employers on how to avoid litigation and achieve their employee relations objectives through such techniques as proactive human resources policies and alternative dispute resolution. Salvatore is based in New York, N.Y.

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
Amount of Credit: 
Credit Type: 
HR Credit
Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
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