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Greenberg Traurig’s Terence P. McCourt and Justin F. Keith to Host Webinar on NLRB’s New Election Rules

BOSTON - April 6, 2015 - Greenberg Traurig, LLP Labor & Employment attorneys, Terence P. McCourt and Justin F. Keith, will hold an educational webinar on the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) new union election rules Tuesday, April 7, 2015, from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST. The new rules are scheduled to go into effect April 14, 2015.

McCourt and Keith will discuss the sweeping changes to the NLRB’s union election rules, which will dramatically reduce the amount of time employers have to communicate with employees before they vote on union representation. Specific topics include:

  • Overview of the NLRB’s quickie election rules and what employers need to know to be ready by April 14, 2015;
  • Current legal challenges to the rules and the President’s March 31st  veto of a bid to block the new union election rules;
  • Protecting against piecemeal organizing and “micro units;” and
  • Creating and deploying SWAT teams to respond swiftly to a union petition.

McCourt is managing shareholder of the Boston office of Greenberg Traurig and chairman of the office’s Labor & Employment Practice. He represents a broad range of organizations in all facets of management-side labor and employment law. He has more than two decades of practice and has gained a national reputation for his practical, solution-oriented approach to employment law issues. With wide-ranging litigation experience, McCourt handles diverse employment matters, including employment discrimination and wrongful termination cases in state and federal courts, wage and hour compliance, labor arbitration cases, non-competition cases, internal corporate investigations, and NLRB proceedings. He also counsels employers concerning day-to-day human resources issues as well as a myriad of legal requirements in the workplace, particularly related to significant operational changes such as mergers, acquisitions, business relocations, or reductions in force. Previously, he was Deputy Chief Legal Counsel to the Governor of Massachusetts and General Counsel to the Massachusetts Secretary of Labor.

Keith is an associate in Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Practice in Boston. He represents employers in all areas of labor and employment law, including litigation of discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, reductions in force, and numerous other personnel and workplace issues. Keith is experienced with wage and hour class actions brought under the Massachusetts Wage Act and nationwide collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act. His practice encompasses all areas of traditional labor law, including union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations, unfair labor practice charges and representation case proceedings before the NLRB, union avoidance strategy and training, strike response and contingency planning, grievance arbitration proceedings, and appellate litigation before the NLRB and the Courts of Appeals.