Recorded Program

55th Annual Course on Labor Law and Labor Arbitration

Recorded Program in Webinar

Missed our live April 2017 program 55th Annual Course on Labor Law and Labor Arbitration?  Speaker presentations were recorded and will be made available to view online for a limited time!

Registration Open

Credits:MCLE credit available

Overview

Missed our live April 2017 program 55th Annual Course on Labor Law and Labor Arbitration?  Speaker presentations were recorded and will be made available to view online for a limited time! 

  • Practical guide for the practice of Labor Law
  • This course was designed to fully satisfy the Texas Board of Legal Specialization requirement of NLRA credit

Before registering for the Recorded Program, please read this note from the Co-Chairs of the 55th Annual Course on Labor Law and Labor Arbitration (Dean Emeritus Douglas E. Ray, Rod Tanner, and A. John Harper III):

Thank you for your interest in our Recorded Program on Labor Law and Labor Arbitration.  Labor law under the National Labor Relations Act continues to be an important field.  It not only governs the right to form, join and assist labor unions and labor-management relations such as collective bargaining, strikes and boycotts but it also provides employees important protections, even in non-union environments.  The Recorded Program is the recorded proceedings of our 55th Annual Course on Labor Law and Labor Arbitration, offered from April 10-13 2017.  Although the basic framework and major precepts of the National Labor Relations Act have been little changed over the intervening years, you should understand that some of the cases discussed in the Program and Program materials may have been modified or even overruled by now.  The Course, like all CLE programs, should not be used as a basis for legal advice without doing the research yourself.  The course was designed to give you the basic coverage you would have received in a law school labor law course and it still fulfills that purpose.

! Accreditation for this course will expire. If you take this course, you must complete it and report your MCLE credit to the State Bar of Texas on or before 3/31/2020 to receive credit.  

Recorded Program Fee – Includes online access to the program materials and videos, and the 2019 edition of the textbook Understanding Labor Law, 5th Edition (co-authored by Dean Emeritus Douglas E. Ray). 

  • $1300 - Regular Registration
  • $1200 - Government/Academic/Non-Profit Employees
  • $1200 - Multiple Registrant Discount - available to multiple registrants from the same organization after the first registers at full price

Topics and Faculty

What Is A Labor Lawyer (Professionalism, Roles & Responsibilities; time includes 15 minutes Ethics)

Moderator: Douglas E. Ray, Conference Co-Chair, Professor of Law, St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami Gardens, Florida

    • Co-Author Labor Management Relations: Strikes, Lockouts, And Boycotts (Thomson/West 2015-16)
    • Co-Author Understanding Labor Law (Lexisnexis 2014)
    • Member, National Academy of Arbitrators

Panelists:

  • A. John Harper III, Conference Co-Chair, Littler Mendelson, PC, Houston, Texas
  • Rod Tanner, Conference Co-Chair, Tanner And Associates, PC, Fort Worth, Texas

The Road to Representation Under the NLRA

The NLRA and NLRB: NLRA Coverage; the election process including petitions, access to property, election prerequisites, appropriate bargaining units, voter eligibility and post-election proceedings.

  • Christopher David Ruiz Cameron, Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, California
    • Co-Author Labor Management Relations: Strikes, Lockouts, And Boycotts (Thomson/West 2015-16)
    • Co-Author Labor Law In The Contemporary Workplace (West 2nd ed. 2014)

The Representation Process in Practice

Moderator: Timothy Watson, Regional Attorney, NLRB Region 16, Fort Worth, Texas

Panelists:

  • Mr. Harper
  • Alicia Junco, Assistant General Counsel, SEIU Texas, Houston, Texas
  • Ofelia Gonzalez, Assistant to the Regional Director, NLRB Region 16, Fort Worth, Texas

Negotiation of Collective Bargaining Agreements

Majority rule and exclusive representation, good faith concepts generally, duty to furnish information, unilateral action, subjects of bargaining, mid-term bargaining and duration of bargaining duty.

  • Michael Z. Green, Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law, Fort Worth, Texas
    • Editor, The Challenge for Collective Bargaining: Proceedings of the New York University 65th Annual Conference on Labor(LexisNexis 2014)

Strikes & Lockouts

Legal status of strikes and picketing, rights of strikers, unprotected concerted activities, employer responses to concerted activity, lockouts, unlawful strikes and picketing.

  • Brett Glass, Director of Labor Relations, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Plano, Texas
  • Mr. Tanner

Practical & Ethical Bargaining Tips

Moderator: Professor Ray

Panelists:

  • Mr. Glass
  • Mr. Tanner

Secondary Boycotts & Handbilling

Secondary activity, corporate campaigns, consumer picketing and handbilling.

  • Professor Ray

NLRB Investigations and Trials in Unfair Labor Practice Cases

  • Timothy Watson, Regional Attorney, NLRB Region 16, Fort Worth, Texas

Ethical Considerations in Negotiations, NLRB Representation, and Union Relations

  • Stephanie K. Osteen, Hunton & Williams LLP, Dallas, Texas
  • David K. Watsky, Lyon, Gorsky, Gilbert & Livingston, L.L.P., Dallas, Texas

Ethical Practice Before the NLRB

  • Jamal M. Allen, Ethics Counsel, National Labor Relations Board, Houston, Texas

Enforcing the Labor Agreement through Labor Arbitration: Law and Advocacy (Time includes 15 minutes Ethics)

  • Professor Ray

Avoiding FLSA Traps: Common Wage and Hour Issues in Union and Non-Union Settings

  • Mark Shank, Gruber Elrod Johansen Hail Shank LLP, Dallas, Texas

Overview of the Railway Labor Act (RLA)

  • Jonathan Elifson, Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association, Dallas, Texas

Joint Employment & the Gig Economy under the NLRA (Time includes 15 minutes Ethics)

  • Arthur Carter, Littler Mendelson, PC, Dallas, Texas

Report from the NLRB: A Board Member's Perspective (Introduction by Timothy Watson, Regional Attorney, NLRB Region 16, Fort Worth, Texas)

  • Philip A. Miscimarra, Acting Chairman, National Labor Relations Board, Washington, D.C.

Recent Labor Law Developments Affecting Non-Union Employers: Handbooks, Investigations, Social Media, and More

  • John M. Farrell, K&L Gates LLP, Dallas, Texas

Predicting the Future and Program Recap

  • Moderator: Alex Stevens, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Dallas, TX

MCLE Credit

This program is approved by the State Bar of Texas for 26 hours, including 3 hours of ethics. The Center for American and International Law (CAIL) will not be filing this course with any state or country CLE/CPD organization apart from the State Bar of Texas.

Specialization Credit

1) This program is approved by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for 26 hours in the following areas: Labor and Employment Law, and 2) This program meets the 24 hr. NLRA requirement for the 2019 Texas Board of Legal Specialization application filing period.

! Accreditation for this course will expire. If you take this course, you must complete it and report your MCLE credit to the State Bar of Texas on or before 3/31/2020 to receive credit.

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