In this interactive webinar, you’ll receive practical guidance on how best to manage the performance of your employees within the confines of a collective bargaining agreement.  You will learn techniques for properly asserting managerial authority while minimizing the risk of an adverse decision through the grievance and arbitration process.  You will also learn how best to implement these techniques without jeopardizing long-standing relationships with in-house and outside labor representatives.  Along the way, you will receive step-by-step guidance on:

  • The governing legal framework
  • The role of organized labor within that framework
  • Understanding and administering common contractual provisions
  • The traditional elements of contract interpretation
  • Guarding against allegations of unilateral change
  • Applying the “Weingarten doctrine”
  • Successfully managing the grievance and arbitration process
  • Establishing and preserving the elements of “just cause”
  • Properly enforcing long-standing rules, standards and practices
  • Managing employee performance in conformity the collective bargaining agreement
  • Effectuating positive change within your labor relations model

This presentation offers a unique opportunity to obtain practical advice on issues that have challenged managers for decades.  Hear from experts who will help you establish a systematic approach to managing within a unionized environment that will help you maintain workplace productivity and a healthy labor relations framework for years to come.

Faculty Member
Steve Bernstein
Fisher & Phillips, LLP

Steve Bernstein is managing partner of the Tampa office of Fisher & Phillips, LLP. He also serves as a Chair of the firm’s Associate Development and Retention Committee. Steve maintains a traditional labor practice in which he represents employers throughout the United States in both state and federal courts, as well as before the National Labor Relations Board, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and other state and federal agencies. In the process, Steve has played a primary role in advising clients on union-related matters. Steve has also acquired a sophisticated level of experience with regard to advising clients on compliance with the WARN Act, USERRA, the FMLA, and the ADA.

CLE Credits (Law)

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LA - - Credit not available
ME - - Credit not available
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MT - - Credit not available
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NV - - Credit not available
NY - - Credit not available
OH - - Credit not available
OK - - Credit not available
OR - - Credit not available
PA - - Credit not available
RI - - Credit not available
SC - - Credit not available
TN - - Credit not available
TX - - Credit not available
UT - - Credit not available
VA - - Credit not available
VT - - Credit not available
WA - - Credit not available
WI - - Credit not available
WV - - Credit not available
WY - - Credit not available

In some CLE states, the course will be submitted to the bar after you register. If for any reason the course is not approved, we will fully refund your registration fee. If a state is listed on this course, then we are confident the course fits that state's standards and already is or will be approved for credit.

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