BOSTON – June 9, 2015 — Terence P. McCourt, managing shareholder of the Boston office of Greenberg Traurig, LLP and chairman of the office’s Labor & Employment Practice, will be a featured speaker for Strafford’s Continuing Legal Education (CLE) webinar, “NLRB's New ‘Quickie’ Election Rules: Preparing for Rapid Response to ‘Ambush’ Elections Under Complex Rules.” This live webcast takes place 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 17, 2015.
McCourt and fellow panelists will discuss strategies to help employers and their counsel respond rapidly and effectively to union organizing under the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) new “quickie” election rules. The panel will offer best practices for advanced planning in light of new rules allowing “ambush” elections, which can significantly benefit union organizers. Specific topics include:
- How can employers create a work environment that minimizes the risk of union organizing?
- What communications should employers draft in advance and be prepared to deploy?
- How should employers identify and designate supervisors to avoid including them in a potential bargaining unit?
- What can employers do to educate workers about how a union could affect them before a union starts organizing?
McCourt 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.