New Board, New Agenda: The NLRB’s 2014 Agenda

2014 Employment Law and Legislative Conference
Hear from two of the newly appointed members of the National Labor Relations Board about what to expect on the NLRB’s agenda in 2014, and the new developments you need to know whether you work in a non-union or union-represented workforce.

The NLRB has been active in recent years issuing opinions and guidance on key workplace issues such as the election process, composition of bargaining units and the use of social media. As 2014 begins, a newly constituted Board will begin its work. Join two new Board members, Harry Johnson III and Nancy Schiffer, for a moderated discussion of the Board’s priorities for 2014 and what’s in store for the workplace.

Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, March 17, 2014 - 10:15am to 11:45am

Roger King


Roger King represents employers in employment relations matters, concentrating on matters arising under the National Labor Relations Act, state and federal equal employment statutes, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. In addition, Roger's practice consists of representing employers in collective bargaining negotiations, grievance and arbitration matters, and litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts regarding a broad spectrum of labor-related matters.

Roger's experience also includes representing clients regarding issues under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program matters, wrongful discharge claims, and development and review of employee policies and procedures.

Roger is a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and a member of the following bar associations, including the labor relations section of each: American, District of Columbia, Ohio State (Labor and Employment Council), and Columbus and a member of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce Labor Advisory Committee, the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the American Health Lawyers Association, and the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA).

In 2003 Roger was appointed to Miami University's Richard T. Farmer School of Business Advisory Council. He has served as a board member of the American Health Lawyers Association, a member of the National Employment Relations Committee of SHRM, and the Advocacy Committee of ASHHRA. Roger has testified, on a number of occasions, before U.S. Congressional committees, is frequently quoted on labor issues in publications, and has been an active speaker and author for various groups throughout the U.S.

Nancy J. Schiffer

Nancy J.

Nancy J. Schiffer was sworn in as a Member of the National Labor Relations Board on August 2, 2013, following her nomination by President Obama, and confirmation by the Senate on July 30, 2013, for a term that expires on December 16, 2014.

During Ms. Schiffer’s thirty-seven year legal career, she has been involved in all aspects of NLRA practice and procedure, starting with her tenure as a Field Attorney at the Detroit Regional Office, Region 7, of the NLRB in Detroit. Ms. Schiffer left the NLRB’s Detroit Regional Office to work in private practice with a law firm in Detroit and then as an Associate General Counsel and Deputy General Counsel with the United Auto Workers. Most recently, she was an Associate General Counsel with the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO) in Washington, D.C., a position from which she retired in 2012.

Ms. Schiffer received her Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School, cum laude, and Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University. She is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and a past Program Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Practice and Procedure under the NLRA.

Harry I. Johnson, III

Harry I.
Johnson, III

Harry I. Johnson, III was a partner with law firm Arent Fox LLP, a position he held since 2010. Previously, Mr. Johnson worked at the Jones Day law firm as a partner from 2006 to 2010 and as an associate from 1994 to 2005. In 2011 and 2013, he was recognized by The Daily Journal as one of the “Top Labor & Employment Attorneys in California”. Mr. Johnson received a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University, an M.A.L.D. from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Board Member Johnson was sworn in on August 12, 2013 for a term that expires on August 27, 2015.

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