Labor and Employment Attorneys Host Webinar on the Proposed Employee Free Choice Act

Labor and Employment Attorneys Host Webinar on the Proposed Employee Free Choice Act

5/19/2009
Dickinson Wright PLLC's Labor and Employment attorneys will host a live Webinar focusing on the proposed Employee Free Choice Act and other potential union-friendly legislation. The Webinar will take place on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Visit www.dickinsonwright.com/LEmay09webinar to register for this event. The Webinar will cover the basics of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), which is the most significant amendment to U.S. Labor Laws in more than 70 years and is the number one priority of organized labor for the new Administration and Congress in 2009. The Webinar also will focus on the proposed Re-Empowerment of Skilled and Professional Employees and Construction Tradesworkers Act (the RESPECT Act), which would dramatically change the definition of "supervisor" under the National Labor Relations Act. "Both of these acts are intended to aid unions in organizing non-union employers, and are supported by the Obama Administration," said James B. Perry, a member in Dickinson Wright's Labor and Employment practice group and a Webinar presenter. "Every employer who is interested in maintaining Union-Free status needs to be aware of the substance of the EFCA, the RESPECT Act and other proposed legislation favorable to labor unions." About the Presenters James B. Perry is a member in Dickinson Wright's Detroit office, where he specializes in labor and employment relations. Mr. Perry has represented all types of employers in response to Union organizing drives and maintaining Union-Free status. He has successfully negotiated labor contracts for employers with all major Unions and has represented employers before the National Labor Relations Board in 13 states. Mr. Perry has significant experience defending employers before employment agencies, including state discrimination agencies, the EEOC, the Department of Labor, and in state and federal courts. He is a member of the Labor Law Section of the Michigan Bar Association, and former President and Vice President of the Detroit Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association. Mr. Perry graduated from the University of Michigan and Emory University Law School. Jeffery M. Beemer is a member in Dickinson Wright's Nashville office. His areas of practice expertise include labor and employment relations, and civil rights and governmental tort liability litigation. He has defended public and private employers before the EEOC and in state and federal courts. Mr. Beemer is a graduate of Indiana University and the University of Tennessee College of Law. For more information, visit www.dickinsonwright.com.
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