The National Labor Relations Board ended 2019 by issuing a flurry of employer-friendly decisions and rules. Some of the Board’s guidance only impacts unionized employers, such as cutting off dues deductions after an agreement is terminated and clarifying when an employer may take unilateral action. However, other Board guidance impacts nonunion employers as well and may cause employers to consider revising policies related to:
- Remaining union free campaigns and union elections,
- Dress codes,
- Workplace investigations, and
- Use of company emails.
Join John Knorek, Richard Rand, and Emily Marr as they discuss these recent NLRB developments and share its impact on your organization.
Thursday, February 6, 2020
9:00 – 10:30 am
Members ~ $0
Non-Members ~ $25.00
About Our Speakers:
John L. Knorek, Director, Torkildson, Katz, Hetherington, Harris & Knorek. Mr. Knorek provides counsel and representation to large and small employers in all aspects of employment and wrongful discharge law. His practice also includes collective bargaining negotiations, affirmative action compliance, mediation and arbitration. He provides training to businesses on employment discrimination and preventative personnel practices, including family leave, disability law and sexual harassment. Mr. Knorek serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Blood Bank of Hawaii and the Society of Human Resource Management – Hawaii. He also co-chairs the Workplace Environment and Competitiveness Committee for the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii. He has also served on the Boards of Hospice Hawaii and Le Jardin Academy.
Richard has practiced labor and employment law in Hawaii for more than 38 years. He has counseled employers on a wide range of federal and state legal issues including employment claims, wage and hour law, traditional labor law issues, complex labor negotiations and Davis Bacon Act compliance. Known as an experienced trial lawyer, he has served as lead counsel in jury trials in both federal and state court, in state and federal administrative proceedings, and has argued numerous cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the Hawaii Appellate Courts. Richard also represents employers in arbitration and mediation proceedings. He has represented both buyers and sellers in the labor and employment aspects of many major real estate transactions. He negotiates collective bargaining agreements for employers and counsels them on the administration of those agreements. Richard has been recognized in The Best Lawyers in America as one of Hawaii’s premier employment lawyers. He is also listed in the Chambers USA directory, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University Law Center.
Emily joined HEC after working at Marr Jones & Wang, where her practice focused on labor and employment law. Emily previously clerked for Judges David McKeague (Sixth Circuit), Susan Oki Mollway (D. Haw.), and J. Michael Seabright (D. Haw.). Emily also practiced law at Paul, Weiss in New York City.
Emily earned a B.A. in Politics, summa cum laude, from Whitman College, and a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan School of Law.
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