Aug 6, 2020

Remote Labor Arbitration Training

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There is no cost to attend, but 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

To keep their collective bargaining relationships healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic, labor and management in unionized workplaces need a functioning grievance and arbitration procedure.  Remote labor arbitrations conducted through Zoom, Microsoft Teams, WebEx, and other video platforms are becoming the norm during the pandemic and may remain a valuable tool for parties well beyond.  To make remote hearings work, both parties need to become proficient in and comfortable with presenting their cases when the arbitrator, the advocates, and the witnesses are not all together in the same place.

The Seyfarth Labor Management Relations Practice Group invites our attorney practice group members, their clients, their union-counterparts, and their clients’ union-counterparts to join us in a soup-to-nuts “how-to” training session with labor and employment arbitrator and mediator Keith Greenberg.  Arbitrator Greenberg is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators and has led trainings for the National Academy, the ABA’s Section of Labor and Employment Law, LERA, and other esteemed labor-management relations groups on conducting remote labor arbitration hearings.  He will discuss how to decide when a labor arbitration should be conducted remotely; how parties can work together to make remote hearings easier for everyone; and how to avoid common technological hiccups that can crop up during remote hearings.  

We’re inviting him to help train all of us.  This is a neutral training for both management and union advocates and representatives that we hope will advance labor-management relations and ease concerns surrounding remote arbitrations.  We welcome all who want to attend.  Please bring your questions and join us in learning “how-to” tips and advice from Arbitrator Greenberg.

Keith Greenberg, Impartial Arbitrator and Mediator
Molly Gabel
Partner, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Sokolowski at ksokolowski@seyfarth.com and reference this event.