Michael S. Pepperman, Partner, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP to Speak at KC’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Ambush Election Event

The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Michael S. Pepperman, Partner, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Ambush Election Rules Unionizing a Workforce: What you Need to Know in 2015 and Beyond LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for September 25, 2015 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

New York, NY, August 13, 2015 –(PR.com)– Michael S. Pepperman, Partner, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP to Speak at KC’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Ambush Election Rules Unionizing a Workforce: What you Need to Know in 2015 and Beyond Live Webcast.

The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Michael S. Pepperman, Partner, Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Ambush Election Rules Unionizing a Workforce: What you Need to Know in 2015 and Beyond LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for September 25, 2015 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Michael S. Pepperman
Michael is an accomplished attorney known for his tireless advocacy on behalf of his clients. He focuses his practice exclusively on the representation of management in all aspects of labor relations and employment law. He is the chair of his firm’s Labor Relations Practice Group.

As a labor relations and employment lawyer, he provides advice and counsel to employers throughout the country in a wide range of businesses including manufacturers and fabricators, hospitality, retail, food services, transportation, death care and facilities management businesses among others as well as government entities and municipalities. He partners with clients to provide direction and step-by-step counsel in an effort to proactively address and manage employment and labor-related problems.

He is an experienced litigator concentrating his practice in the areas of complex commercial litigation, business disputes, construction disputes and a wide range of employment matters. He appears regularly before federal and state trial and administrative agencies in a wide range of matters, including all aspects of employment litigation, federal and state affirmative action compliance, fair housing cases, occupational safety and health issues and labor arbitrations.

About Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP
Founded in Philadelphia in 1904, Obermayer is a full service law firm with local roots and global reach. Our firm has a longstanding history of respected work and obtaining effective results for our clients. Since our inception, our values have remained constant: to satisfy our clients’ needs with the highest degree of efficiency, cost-effectiveness and integrity.

Our attorneys provide comprehensive legal services to a diverse client base, including private and public businesses, health care providers, charitable and nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, government entities and municipalities, public utilities, fiduciaries and individuals.

Event Synopsis:
In December 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) implemented a final rule amending the agency’s representation-case procedures. The ‘ambush election’ rules, which govern the procedures for union representation elections, go into effect on April 14, 2015. The rule would dramatically shorten the duration between a union’s filing of a petition to represent workers and the holding of a vote. This ‘ambush’ election rule would constrain employers seeking to respond to union organizer arguments; among other issues.

The new rules constitute the most sweeping regulatory change ever implemented by the Board. The rules will favor unions by enabling union elections in 10 to 21 days after the union requests a vote, and almost eliminate most employer rights during the representation case process. The new rules now make it easier for unions to organize all employers in any industry. Other changes include disputes over voter eligibility and bargaining unit inclusion or exclusion will be delayed until after an election, and pre-election hearings must start eight days after the date petition filing.

Union officials understandably favor the new rule since less than 7% of the US private sector work force is unionized. Many companies see the new rule as a license to muzzle worksite opponents, unnecessary, and exceeding the board’s authority.

Companies and unions will come to logger-heads over the new rules. Companies need to plan carefully to address the new rules and plan for compliance and mitigation of litigation risks.

Agenda:
NRLB Ambush Election Rules
Expedited Union Elections (10-21 Days)
Voter Eligibility Issues Deferred
Expedited Hearings and NLRB Position Statements
Lists of Employees for the Union
Countering Ambush Elections

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