Recognizing Protected and Concerted Activity
Provider: Mason Contractors Association of America
Discipline: Ethics & Business Practices
The National Labor Relations Act provides employees the right to engage in conduct for “mutual aid and protection.” While commonly thought to apply only to unionized environments, the NLRA’s protections convey rights to employees in both unionized and non-unionized environments. Examples of activity protected under the NLRA include forming or attempting to form a union and banding together, even in a non-union environment, to strike or take other actions to secure better wages or other terms and conditions of employment.
Employees also have a right to raise safety and health concerns without fear of punishment. At the federal level, employee safety and safety-related rights of employees primarily exists through three enactments: the NLRA, the Surface Transportation Assistance Act, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act. This webinar discusses the major provisions of these federal enactments as they affect employee discrimination claims based on participation in protected activity and safety-related complaints.
King & Ballow is one of the nation’s preeminent law firms, providing comprehensive legal services in a variety of practice areas to individuals and companies in all 50 states and around the globe. King & Ballow’s attorneys work with clients to implement proactive measures and set the groundwork to prevent disputes before litigation becomes necessary. King & Ballow believes time spent on training and preventative counseling is more productive for their clients than time spent in court. This philosophy is emphasized in King & Ballow’s array of seminars and webinars provided to both clients and the public.
Michael D. Oesterle is the head of King & Ballow’s Construction Law Section and is a partner in the Labor Law Section. He represents clients in construction, steel processing, trucking, broadcasting, newspaper and printing. His practice focuses on all areas of labor and employment law, including labor organizing, labor negotiations, occupational safety and health consultation and associated litigation. His construction practice focuses on contract negotiations, government contracting, construction contract review, contract disputes and associated litigation. He has conducted seminars and in-house training for clients throughout the country.
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