1. Avoiding Unionization of Your Workforce

Avoiding Unionization of Your Workforce

Avoiding Unionization of Your Workforce
Event ID: 68817
Recording: 15335

Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer period.
Presenter(s): Janette Levey Frisch, Attorney at Law
Price: $299.00 On-Demand includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
CE Credits: This program has been approved for 1.5 general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute.
Who Should Attend? HR, financial officers, CEOs, in-house counsel

You’ve heard it before: Your employees and your relationship with them are among your most valuable assets. While unions do not have the same power and influence they once had, when they get a foothold into your workforce, they are extremely powerful and can change the tone of your relationship with your employees. Learning to recognize reasons and ways that a union can gain access and to address the underlying reasons can go a long way toward ensuring that you foster and maintain positive relations with your employees – and remain union-free.

Please join Janette Levey Frisch for comprehensive look into unions, their impact on your workforce and how to avoid them in the first place. Without the proper precautions, your employer could be subject to countless unnecessary headaches associated with unionization.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • What is a union?
  • The National Labor Relations Act and Union Activity
  • The National Labor Relations Act and Concerted Activity
  • Social Media and the Labor Act
  • Union avoidance
  • Signs of union organizing
  • Withdrawal of recognition from a union
  • Lawful and effective strategies designed to preserve your union-free status
  • Practical pointers to support and strengthen your management team’s right to free speech
  • How recently issued NLRB rulings are expanding the concept of “protected concerted activity”
  • The legal parameters governing supervisory conduct


Your conference leader for “Avoiding Unionization of Your Workforce” is Janette Levey Frisch. Janette has over 20 years of legal experience, more than 10 of which she has spent in employment law. It was during her tenure as sole in-house counsel for a mid-size staffing company headquartered in Central New Jersey, with operations all over the continental U.S., that she truly developed her passion for employment law.

Janette works with employers on most employment law issues, acting as the employer’s legal wellness professional — to ensure that employers are in the best position possible to avoid litigation, audits, employee relations problems, and the attendant, often exorbitant costs. Janette authors the firm’s weekly blog, where you can read each week, in plain English (not legalese) about issues impacting employers today. Janette has written articles on many different employment law issues for many publications, including EEO Insight, Staffing Industry Review, @Law, and Chief Legal Officer. Janette has served on the Workplace Violence Prevention Institute, a multidisciplinary task force dedicated to providing proactive, holistic solutions to employers serious about promoting workplace safety and preventing workplace violence. Janette has also spoken and trained on topics, such as criminal background checks in the hiring process, joint employment, severance arrangements, pre-employment screening among many, many others.


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