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Labor Relations: What You Need to Know about a Represented Environment

SKU: EMPL4200
Total Credits
1.5 - 1.8
Price$100
  • Online Access
  • Smartphone
  • iPad/iPod/Tablets
  • CDs/DVDs

Description

One of the most difficult things for managers to do is to manage effectively in a represented environment. This is all the more true when your managers, who were used to managing in a non-represented environment, all of a sudden have to deal with labor relations issues for the first time.

This CLE course will explore in-depth the labor relations process and will provide an in-depth review of your obligations vis-à-vis a collective bargaining agreement and your obligations pursuant to the NLRA. The program will cover what a non-labor lawyer needs to know about a represented environment and labor relations concepts.

This CLE will cover concepts such as progressive discipline, effective handling of sick leave and tardiness abuse, the grievance procedure and how to ensure successful arbitrations of your grievance issues. Most importantly, this course will cover that they can and should still effectively manage your employees despite the limitations placed on them by the union contract.

Some of the many tips you will learn from this program:

  • Effective Management in a Represented Environment
  • Review of an Employer’s Obligations under the NLRA
  • Overview of Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • Effective Strategies for Engaging in Progressive Discipline
  • Methods to Communicate with Represented Employees
  • Managing Conflicts in the Workplace
  • Managing Work and Family Leave Concerns
  • Managing Attendance and Tardiness Issues
  • Overview of Arbitrations and Grievance Hearings

Lecturer Bio

Melissa Fleischer, Esq.

Melissa Fleischer, Esq., is a sought-after employment law attorney and HR advisor, having utilized her 20 years of law practice experience specializing in employment discrimination litigation to form HR Learning Center LLC, an HR consulting firm that specializes in providing workplace solutions to employers on a wide range of legal and human resource management issues. Ms. Fleischer provides preventative counseling and proactive training on a wide-range of employment law issues to help employers achieve legal compliance and reduce litigation costs, Ms. Fleischer is a management-side employment attorney and is nationally recognized as an expert in her field. Ms. Fleischer has successfully represented numerous clients in employment discrimination litigation as well as providing preventive counseling and training on workplace issues. Ms Fleischer was previously associated with Epstein Becker & Green in NYC.

Through HR Learning Center, Ms. Fleischer provides on-site training seminars and on-line training webinars and consulting on a wide range of workplace and human resource issues including sexual harassment, disabilities, diversity, discrimination, workplace violence, employee use of social media, job descriptions, employee handbooks, workplace investigations, FLSA misclassification and independent contractor status, information privacy and security, and HR records management. She also offers compliance training on the major employment laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, including exempt and non-exempt worker classifications and the National Labor Relations Act. She presents seminars, leads webinars and workshops, and is a frequent lecturer on these and other HR management and legal topics.

Ms. Fleischer served as a chapter editor for the Family and Medical Leave Act Treatise, published by the Bureau of National Affairs. She also served as an Editor for HRExpert, an on-line legal resource for attorneys and HR Professionals. Ms. Fleischer is an adjunct faculty member with the Professional Development Center at SUNY/Westchester Community College in Valhalla, New York. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Ms. Fleischer earned her J.D. degree from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., and her B.A., cum laude, from New York University.



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