Seyfarth Events

Prepare for Change: 2018 and Beyond at the NLRB


Cost: There is no cost to attend, but registration is required and seating is limited

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94105

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast & Registration
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Program 
Over a period of eight years under the previous Administration, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) engaged in perhaps the most dramatic reinterpretation of our national labor law in the agency’s 80+ year history. With a new Administration, the rules are already changing, and will continue to change. Employers need to be prepared and know how to respond. In this program, the panelists will discuss the NLRB’s role in shaping federal labor law, recent developments at the Board, other potential changes in direction by the NLRB, and what employers should already be considering, including:
  • How the NLRB’s structure and operation brings about changes in the way the National Labor Relations Act is interpreted and applied. 
  • What to expect from the NLRB regarding the rules for union organizing (including the abandonment of "micro" bargaining units and "quickie" elections, and different standards for blocking charges and objectionable conduct). 
  • What unionized employers can expect from the NLRB (including the obligation to discuss discipline with the union before a first contract is reached, management rights clauses and union waivers, changes in benefits after contract expiration, arbitral deferral, striker replacement limitations, and other issues). 
  • What both non-union and unionized employers should be thinking about now in assessing their current policies and practices to prepare for and adapt to these potential changes.
If you have any questions, please contact Carlos Cortes at and reference this event.