Recent decisions by the National Labor Relations Board have increased the focus on labor unions and their role in the modern workplace. This course will provide an overview of workers' rights under the various US labor laws, as well as employers' rights and obligations with respect to union activity. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Labor, Employment, and Employee Benefits Law Group of the law firm of Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with any federal, state, or local laws. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. The information contained herein is provided only as general information that may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. This information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to constitute legal advice or to substitute for obtaining legal advice from an attorney licensed in your state.
Managers and supervisors
Expected Duration (hours)
identify the main characteristics of labor unions
recognize the purpose of the federal labor laws
recognize the benefits of avoiding union formation in the workplace
match union organizing tactics with examples of their uses
recognize examples of how an employer may legally respond to union activity