Seyfarth Events

Recent NLRB Decisions and Labor Law Issues Affecting the Academic Employer


Cost: There is no cost to attend this program, however, registration is required.


1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Central
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Pacific

On Wednesday, January 21st at 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Central Time, Jeffrey Berman, Ron Kramer, Mary Kay Klimesh and Bryan Bienias will present the webinar: Recent NLRB Decisions and Labor Law Issues Affecting the Academic Employer.

The webinar will address timely labor law issues presently impacting academic employers including:

  • The NLRB’s recent decision in Pacific Lutheran University attempting to redefine two issues important to private academic employers at all levels:  (i) the circumstances in which the NLRB will process an election petition filed by faculty members of a religious college or university, and (ii) when faculty are exempt as managerial employees pursuant to the Supreme Court’s holding in in Yeshiva University.
  • The status of the national push to organize adjunct faculty.
  • Organization efforts targeting graduate teaching assistants and the continued viability of the Brown University rule.
  • The impact of the NLRB’s ruling in Specialty Healthcare on bargaining units in the education sector.
  • Student athletes and union organization efforts–the pending question before the NLRB.
  • The impact of the NLRB’s recently announced “quickie” election rules on the academic employer.

This webinar will be of particular interest to schools with adjunct or part-time faculty, schools with graduate assistants, and religious schools of all levels.