Union membership is at an all-time low. As a result many companies think the National Labor Relations Act is unimportant to most companies. Unfortunately nothing could be further from the truth. The current National Labor Relations Board is very active in dealing with situations that deal with union and non-union company actions. Much of their activity centers on what is called "protected concerted activity". These are rights afforded to employees by the National Labor Relations Act regardless of whether an employee is covered by a union contract or not. This has been the case since the law was first passed; however, today there is a modern twist. When the NLRA was enacted in 1935 no one could conceive of the phenomenon of social media. Yet today the NLRB is ruling on Facebook posts as acts of protected activity.
Objectives of the Presentation:
- Understanding who is a covered employer
- Understanding who is a covered employee
- Section 7 and Section 8 rights
- Why your policy on prohibiting employees revealing their wage may be wrong
- Social media policies and why they cannot be broad based
- What happens when employees complain
- Potential penalties
- Sample wage policy
- Sample social media policy
Why should you Attend:
Having unionized workers adds a cost to doing business that can be avoided. Understanding where you can go wrong with the National Labor Relations Act is very important, especially in companies that have no union experience.
Vice-President & Co-founder ,
Omega HR Solutions, Inc.
Michael D. Haberman is Vice-President and co-founder of Omega HR Solutions, Inc., a consulting and services company offering complete human resources solutions. Mike brings over 30 years of experience in dealing with the challenges of Human Resources in the 21st century. He has a BA in Psychology; a Master's in HR and is certified as an SPHR and SHRM-SCP. He has over 17 years’ experience in the class room teaching human resources fundamentals and certification preparation for multiple universities and organizations. Recently Mike was named as an “Influencer” for IBM’s New Way to Work Initiative, where he serves the role of HR futurist. Mike is the author of the Human Resources blog found at OmegaHRsolutions.com , which has been recognized several times as a Top 25 in human resources related blogs. It has consistently been named as a top HR blog to read. He has been selected as one of six HR bloggers to be featured on the online version of Human Resources Executive Magazine. He has also been named in the Top 10 Digital Influencers in Human Resources and most recently has been named to the top 60 most influential HR pros on Twitter. Mike has gained a reputation as a compliance expert. He speaks on a variety of subjects to business associations, human resource associations and business based civic clubs. He has co-presented webinars on various HR related issues.
- Vice Presidents of HR in Nonunion Companies
- Human Resource Managers
- HR Generalist
- Employee Relations Managers
- Office Managers
- Operations Supervisors
- Operations Managers